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Image: first-century CE wall painting showing Iapyx removing an arrowhead from the leg of Aenas, with Aenas’s son Iulus Ascanius crying. From Pompeii, Museo Archeologico Nazionale.

On Wednesday, 28 September 2022, Tedd Wimperis, Assistant Professor at Elon University (who received his PhD in Classics from UNC in 2017) returns to Chapel Hill to present a lecture entitled “Politics of the Past: Rome, Vergil, and Today,” as part of the Department of Classics Visiting Lecturers series. The lecture will be at 5:00 p.m. in Murphey Hall, room 104.

Dr. Wimperis will discuss how “Augustan Rome was a milieu steeped in the politics of the past, where cultural memories were rhetorically mobilized to legitimate and persuade—practices which Vergil’s Aeneid replicates in rich detail among the mythical communities inside its fictive world, with intriguing implications.”

This lecture is free and open to the public. For inquiries, please contact Elissa Phillips at elissa98ATuncDOTedu.


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