Classics Events

Feb 11

Playing False: Betrayal in the Ancient World

Carleton Classics Senior Symposium 2012. Intrigue, treachery, espionage: betrayal was everywhere in the ancient world, but there was nothing simple about individuals' loyalties or the choices they made. Betrayal took many forms, but at its core was a choice to privilege one interest that led to real or perceived damage to others. The Carleton Department of Classics’ senior classics majors explore instances of betrayal in Ancient Greece and Rome such as early Christian martyrs, the mistrial of generals, virgin sacrifice and the legacy of Constantine. Each talk will last fifteen to twenty minutes in addition to question and answer sessions and a panel discussion on the larger topic of betrayal.

Saturday, February 11th, 2012
3:00 – 5:30 pm / Gould Library Athenaeum
Classics Senior Symposium

Sponsored by Classical Languages. Contact: Jean Sherwin