Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Why did Rome fall ? An illustrated free public lecture by Noel Lenski at the University of Colorado Department of Classics, 10.13.2010, 7 pm

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010
7 pm
Canyon Theatre, Boulder Public Library
1001 Arapahoe, Boulder, Colorado

While all are agreed that the Roman Empire attained a level of sophistication and complexity that had never before been witnessed in the western world, few concur about why Rome fell. The collapse has been attributed to causes as diverse as climate change, water pollution, barbarian invasions, official corruption, and the rise of Christianity, to name but a few. Professor Lenski, a distinguished specialist in the history of the later Roman Empire, will investigate the merits of previous claims and then present his own opinions. 

This free public lecture is presented by the Department of Classics at the University of Colorado and supported by a generous contribution by Mary E.V. McClanahan.