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LECTURE: The Long Defeat: The Fall of the Roman Empire in East and West

Oriental Institute - Membership Department

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)

Chicago, IL

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Join Clifford Ando, the David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor at the Department of Classics of the University of Chicago for The Long Defeat: The Fall of the Roman Empire in East and West.  This event is co-sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA).

The Roman Empire remains one of the world's longest lived polities.  Its collapse has therefore endured as a great historical puzzle.  Was it barbarians or internal decay?  Or was Christianity to blame?  The lecture will explore a range of theories and consider in detail why the two famous theories, those of St. Augustine and Edward Gibbon, have found so little favor.

Come early and take a docent-led tour of the museum galleries at 6:30 pm.  No reservation necessary.  Please meet in the museum lobby.

Questions? Contact the Oriental Institute Membership Office at 773-834-9777 or visit oi.uchicago.edu/getinvolved

Have questions about LECTURE: The Long Defeat: The Fall of the Roman Empire in East and West? Contact Oriental Institute - Membership Department

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Oriental Institute - Breasted Hall
1155 E 58th St
Chicago, IL 60637

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)


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