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Helen North Classics Lecture
Start Date: 3/22/2017Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Date: 3/22/2017End Time: 6:00 PM

Event Description:
Joseph Farrell, the Mark K. and Esther W. Watkins Professor in the Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania, will present "The Sacks of Rome, 390 BC-AD 2017".

The city of Rome is a symbol of civilization's power and durability, but also of its fragility and vulnerability to the forces of barbarism and chaos. A series of invasions and attacks, both literal and metaphorical, describe a tragicomic history of ruin and renewal that is unparalleled in the experience of any one city, but resonates with that of all cities.

Versions of "the sack of Rome" as a theme in history, myth, poetry, art, criticism, travel literature, cinema, and popular culture contrast sharply with one another, and yet collectively they draw from and contribute to what has proven to be a most enduring source of artistic inspiration and philosophical reflection.
Location Information:
*Swarthmore College  (View Map)
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081

*Swarthmore College - Science Center
Room: Science Center 199 - Cunniff Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Deborah Sloman
Phone: 610-328-8165
Email: dsloman1@swarthmore.edu
Dr. Joseph Farrell
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The Public

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