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All ancient empires reconfigured the identities of their subjects, but none more so than the Roman empire, which brokered statuses (including the Roman citizenship), coopted peoples and ideas, redrew boundaries, fostered some groups and communities and persecuted others. Professor Dench will consider the fascinating contemporary debates on what it meant to be Roman between c.100 BCE and c. 200 CE and offer insights into the ways in which individuals and groups experienced a world that, in its globalization, multiculturalism and mobility, can look rather like our own.
Emma Dench is the McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History and of the Classics at Harvard University. She took her BA and DPhil degrees at Oxford University. Before taking up her appointment at Harvard, she taught classics and ancient history for fourteen years at Birkbeck College, University of London. She spent the academic year 2015-16 as a Visiting Professor at Harvard Business School, where she co-taught an MBA elective course on Leadership Lessons from Rome.
This evening’s event is part of The Fiveash Legacy Lecture series. The Fiveash Lecture Series is inspired by, and intended to keep influential, the teaching tradition and legacy of Dr. Michael Fiveash, a long time and beloved Latin and Classics teacher at Lexington High and Lexington Community Education. The series is coordinated by Lexington Community Education and is intended to honor Michael's teaching legacy by hosting talks that focus on the Humanities and Classics.
Pre-registration strongly recommended by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.