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Friday, October 25, 2019 at 4:30pm
Goldwin Smith Hall, G22
232 East Ave, Central Campus
Noel Lenski (Professor of Classics and History at Yale University) will give a talk entitled "Searching for Slave Teachers in Late Antiquity: A Brief History of Forced Labor in Ancient Education," at 4:30 on October 25, 2019. Professor Lenski focuses on Roman history and particularly the history of the later Roman Empire. He is interested in power relations as these played themselves out at all levels of society, from emperors to slaves. His research ranges broadly across Late Antiquity and includes studies in political, military, social, economic, religious, cultural and art history. His two monographs, on the emperors Valens and Constantine, explore the limits of imperial power in light of reader response theory and life-worlds theory. He has also published extensively on the history of slavery in antiquity and is currently working on a monograph on slave law in the later Empire.