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Lesley Dean-Jones, Chair 2210 Speedway, Mail Code C3400, Austin, TX 78712-1738 • 512-471-5742

Obelizing memory: Egyptian monuments at Rome

Mon, April 14, 2008 • 4:30 PM • Classics Lounge (WAG 116)

Grant Parker of Stanford University will be speaking to us on "Obelizing memory: Egyptian monuments at Rome"

Grant Parker, who hails from South Africa, has recently joined Stanford from Duke University. He teaches mostly Latin, as well as topics linked to the exotic and geographic elements of Roman imperial culture. His dissertation book, The Making of Roman India, is currently in press, while new projects have addressed ancient travel literature, as well as Rome's Egyptian obelisks. His interest in classical reception is reflected in his 2001 book, The Agony of Asar (critical edition of a former slave's defence of slavery, written in Latin ).

Sponsored by: Department of Classics


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