JP Sullivan Memorial Lecture: “The art of darkness: how the Romans invented night,” by Grant Parker

When:
April 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2017-04-28T16:00:00-07:00
2017-04-28T17:00:00-07:00
Where:
HSSB 4080
Cost:
Free

Night occupies an intriguing place in Roman culture: my aim will be to tease out some of its aspects. In particular, we may well ask about the role of night in relation to social boundaries, or how to make sense of its frequently negative representation in Latin literature. Were there changes in this over the course of historical time, particularly in late antiquity?

Grant Parker is Chair and Associate Professor of Classics at Stanford University.