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Greenlaw Hall

November 2015

Furst Forum Talk: Dr. Janet Downie

November 19, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Professor Janet Downie will deliver a paper on "The City as Material Object in Aelius Aristides' Smyrna Orations," Thursday, November 19 at 2:00 pm in Donovan Lounge, Greenlaw Hall.  Light refreshments will be served. Professor Downie's talk focuses on five orations on the city of Smyrna, in the Roman East, from the second century CE.  In the context of the ancient rhetorical tradition, these pieces are remarkable for their persistent focus on the material substance of the city--to the near…

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