92-42 BC: Fifty Years that Almost Saved a Republic

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Date Friday, April 9, 2021

Time 12:20 pm

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What does it look like when a Republic dies? What causes citizens to cede power to a single leader? What does the new form of government look like? In an exciting lecture, Professor Steven Dyson traces the end of the Roman Republic during the first century BCE, assessing the political and social factors that led to the rise of Julius Caesar and his successors, Antony and Octavian.

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Stephen L. Dyson is the SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Classics, University at Buffalo.  He has conducted archaeological field projects in France, mainland Italy and Sardinia. A former president of the Archaeological Institute of America, Dyson twice has held the prestigious Charles Eliot Norton Lectureship of that organization. He has served as the Andrew W. Mellon Professor at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome and has held fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

He is also the author of “The Roman Villas of Buccino,” “The Creation of the Roman Frontier,” “Community and Society in Roman Italy” and “Ancient Marbles to American Shores”, among other books, as well as innumerable chapters, reviews , publications in peer-reviewed journals, catalogs, and books.