Dan-el Padilla Peralta (Princeton)
Lunch Talk: “Ecology, epistemology, and divination in Cic. De div. 1.90-94″
This talk will argue for the contribution of ecological variety and difference to the transformation of Roman religion and theology in the late Republic, pivoting from Cicero’s assortment of ethnographic exempla in Book 1 of De divinatione to a more comprehensive engagement with the enhanced environmental awareness inaugurated by Rome’s imperial expansion.