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Who divided the Roman day, and in the process divided Roman history? Ancient literature and material culture offer multiple possible perspectives on what it means to ask such a question, as well as multiple answers to it. This talk will offer a selective review, focusing on an idea of distinction (discretio) that can be traced to the Roman author Varro but meant different things to different people.
James Ker, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of The Deaths of Seneca (Oxford Univ. Press 2009) and is currently working on a book the notion of the daily routine in Ancient Rome.
The talk is free and open to the public; there will be a reception after the talk.
Thursday, February 6 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Northrup Hall 040
One Trinity Place, San Antonio, Texas 78212
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