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AIA Lecture Series: Citizen-Soldiers in Classical Antiquity

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Price: 
Free
Date: 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Venue: 
Paleontology Hall
Description

Citizen-soldiers provided the foundation for highly effective armies and broad political participation in ancient Greece and Rome. The rise of large numbers of free citizens able to arm themselves at their own expense created fertile ground for revolutionary developments and the establishment of democratic and republican institutions in the ancient Mediterranean world. This talk will begin with earlier political and military trends in Mesopotamia and Egypt and then proceed to discuss unique characteristics of Greece and Rome that contributed to mass participation in warfare and politics. 

Reservation/Ticketing Information
All lectures are open to the public and no reservations are required unless otherwise noted.
Presenter(s)
Nicholas Rockwell, Ph.D., University of Denver