Drs. Raaflaub and Rockman to Present Slater Lecture on April 16

April 17, 2009

Dr. Kurt RaaflaubDr. Kurt Raaflaub and Dr. Seth Rockman will present the Mount Union Slater Classic Lecture on Thursday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Recital Hall.

Raaflaub is the David Herlihy University Professor, professor of classics and history and chair of the program in ancient studies at Brown University.  The author of numerous books, including Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007), his interests include the social and political history of the Roman republic and social, political and intellectual history of archaic and classical Greece. 

Dr. Seth RockmanDr. Seth Rockman is an assistant professor of history at Brown University and author of Scraping By: Wage Labor, Slavery and Survival in Early Baltimore (2009) and Welfare Reform in the Early Republic: A Brief History with Documents (2003). His research focuses on race, labor and social welfare with particular attention to the relationship of slavery and capitalism in American history.

Together, they will present Freedom and Slavery, Ancient and Modern.

The Thelma Tournay Slater Classics Lecture is made possible through a gift of Thelma E. (Tournay '42) Slater. Her lifelong passion for the classics began at Mount Union College. The gift supports student enrichment through an increased appreciation of the civilization and cultural achievements of ancient Greek and Rome that stand at the core of a liberal arts education.

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