Guest Speaker Ann Vasaly

Ann Vasaly, Professor Emerita of Classical Studies at Boston University, visited campus in April in conjunction with our “Age of Augustus” spring capstone.  In addition to her visit to that class (where she was peppered with questions about her research and the Augustan age more broadly), she delivered a public lecture entitled, “Was Machiavelli Right?  Livy’s Depiction of Discord in Early Rome,” co-sponsored by the Departments of Classics, English and Political Science, as well as the Miami University Humanities Center.  This critical examination of the role of class conflict in interpretations of Roman history was taken from her recently published book Livy’s Political Philosophy: Power and Personality in the First Pentad (Cambridge University Press, 2015)

Ann Vasaly Lecture - Discord in Early Rome