NEWPORT, R.I. – The Pell Honors Program at Salve Regina University is hosting a seven-day public seminar on the greatness of Rome from August 7-13.
All lectures in the series, “The Rise and Fall of Rome from Virgil to Montesquieu,” are free and open to the public. Lectures will be presented each evening from Sunday, Aug. 7 to Friday, Aug. 12 from 6-8 p.m. in Room 260 of O’Hare Academic Center on Ochre Point Ave. Saturday’s lecture, also in O’Hare 260, will be presented from 9-11 a.m.
For almost two thousand years Rome has been a touchstone for the study of human greatness. Its heroes and empire have compelled the pens of the greatest minds.
The seminar is being conducted by Dr. Mark Kremer, associate professor of political science and international affairs at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. Kremer will examine the thought of Virgil, Shakespeare and Montesquieu on heroism and empire through a study of the epic Aeneid, the drama Julius Ceaser and the modern political history the Greatness and Decline of the Romans.
Kremer is a well-known, nationally recognized modern political philosopher. He is the author of “Apologies: Plato and Xenophon” and of numerous articles and papers on philosophy and literature.
He has taught at Harvard and Boston University, and is a frequent lecturer at Salve Regina. Kremer earned his doctorate in political philosophy at the University of Chicago.
For more information, contact Dr. Khalil Habib, director of the Pell Honors Program, at (401) 341-3180 or Khalil.firstname.lastname@example.org.