The Future of Rome: Imagination and Calculation in Roman Culture
Berkeley-Lecture im Rahmen der Forschungskooperation zwischen der UC Berkeley und der LMU.
"Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero": Why did Horace need to tell Leuconoe not to be so preoccupied with the future? Much recent scholarship has emphasized the centrality of the past in ancient Roman culture, but less attention has been paid to the Roman conception of the future. This lecture will address the presence of the future in several spheres of Roman life – religion, science, economics, law – to argue that we should take Leuconoe’s preoccupation more seriously.
Duncan MacRae ist Professor für Classics an der UC Berkeley und derzeit Gastprofessor an der LMU.