Writing Empire Colloquium: Joseph Amar


Location: 210-214 McKenna Hall

“Writing Empire Colloquium: Rome and Byzantium”

Today’s Lecture: “Blessed Is the Man Who Has Not Tasted the Poison of the Greeks: Ephrem the Syrian and the Greek Roman Empire”


Joseph Amar, Professor of Classics, University of Notre Dame

The Departments of Classics and Theology, with support from the Medieval Institute, the Department of History, a Henkels grant from the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, the Notre Dame Workshop on Ancient Philosophy, and the Program of Liberal Studies, are sponsoring a year-long colloquium in memory of Sabine MacCormack (1941-2012), the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh Professor of Arts and Letters, exploring the rich literary, political, and religious culture of the Roman and Byzantine empires.

Throughout the year, both ND faculty and off-campus scholars will come together periodically for lectures, graduate seminars, and discussion.

A reception will follow the presentation.