Colloquium Series presentation November 23, 2012
Colloquium Series presentation November 23, 2012

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Margaret Cook
Department of History
November 19, 2012

The Department of History Colloquium Series is pleased to present "The 'Royal Hunt' in Ancient Rome" with

Dr Chris Epplett
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of History

"The 'Royal Hunt' in Ancient Rome"

The institution of the ‘royal hunt’, wherein a monarch of a given state would publicly display his hunting prowess in order to demonstrate his overall worthiness to rule, is a historical phenomenon which can be found in societies the world over from antiquity to the modern period. One rather anomalous society in this regard, however, is ancient Rome: while the Romans certainly hunted, the idea of glorifying a ruler through the hunt appears to have been largely absent from Roman propaganda throughout much of her history. In my presentation, I will explore the possible reasons for this anomaly, as well as the factors which belatedly led the Roman state to incorporate the ‘royal hunt’ into imperial propaganda.

Friday, November 23, 2012
3:00 pm B650

Everyone is welcome to attend.

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