Religious Fundamentalism at Rome

Start time: 17:00 / End time: 18:30 / Date: 05 Dec 2017 / Venue: Walbank Lecture Theatre Abercromby SQ (south)

Open to: Any UOL students / Any UOL staff / General Public

Type: Seminar

Cost: This event is free and open to all. No registration neccessary, for further information please contact Georgia Petridou:

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About the event

Prof. Greg Woolf, Institute of Classical Studies, London.

This is a paper about a long moment in the history of the shifting and tangled relationship between imperialism and religious change at Rome. This is the period so brilliantly illuminated by the religious thought of Cicero that it has sometimes seemed typical of classical Republican religion. Greg’s argument is that the reverse is true, that this period is exceptional in a series of ways that makes it possible to speak or religious fundamentalism at Rome, or a temporary closing of the Roman religious mind.

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