LECTURE: The Long Defeat: The Fall of the Roman Empire in East and West
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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