The Louisiana Classicist

September 29, 2011

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Filed under: announcement,meetings — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 8:16 am

Dickinson Latin Workshop
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Greeks and Roman Bearing Gifts:
How the Ancient Inspired the Founding Fathers

Carl J. Richard
University of Louisiana, Lafayette
Place:  Dickinson College, Weiss Center 235
10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

This lively and interactive workshop will explore the profound impact of Ancient Greece and Rome on the Founding Fathers. The classical education they imbibed as young students inspired them to undertake the American Revolution and influenced their approach to a host of constitutional and practical issues crucial to the shaping of the new American republic. Recounting the stirring stories the founders encountered in their favorite histories of Greece and Rome, renowned scholar Carl J. Richard explores what they learned from these vivid tales and how they applied these lessons to their own heroic quest to win American independence and establish a durable republic.

The workshop is free of charge, but space is limited, and to order materials and food we need to have an accurate count of attendees. For directions and pre-registration please contact Terri Blumenthal at Dickinson College (blumentt AT dickinson DOT edu) by October 31, 2011.

Dr. Richard is Professor of History at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. His books include The Founders and the Classics: Greece, Rome, and the American Enlightenment (1994), Twelve Greek and Romans Who Changed the World (2003), and The Golden Age of Classics in America: Greece, Rome, and the Antebellum United States (2009). Greeks and Romans Bearing Gifts: How the Ancients Inspired the Founding Fathers (2008), and Why We’re All Romans: The Roman Contribution to the Western World (2010).
[Announcement received via LatinTeach listserv]

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