Making History Personal: Constantine Cavafy and the Rise of RomeFrier, Bruce W - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI - University of Michigan - Rackham Graduate School Building 4th Floor Amphitheater
This lecture examines how the Greek poet Constantine Cavafy (1863-1933) used the history of Rome's victory over the Hellenistic East to explore and explain his own status as a marginalized homosexual writer living in Alexandria during the period of British colonial rule.
Professor Frier is the John and Teresa D’Arms Distinguished University Professor of Classics and Roman Law, and professor of law, Law School.
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