|This lecture will be given by Professor C. Smith from the University of St. Andrews in Professor Sanders’ CLAS 242 (Roman Republic) from 4:15pm – 5:30pm in Hall Building, room 1070. All are welcome!
Biographical Notes: Professor Christopher Smith was educated at Oxford University and is Professor of Ancient History at the University of St Andrews. He is currently Director of the British School at Rome, a leading research centre for archaeology, art history, history and the fine arts.
Abstract: The tradition of the Roman kings is firmly fixed in the canonical accounts of the early history of Rome. Although we know that much of the tradition must be invented, the processes by which this invention took place have seldom been analyzed in detail. Prof. Smith will look at what modern scholars have done with the tradition of the kings, and also will discuss how and when the tradition of Roman kingship came to be formed