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Pillars of Antiquity: Space and Time in Egypt, Greece and Rome

July 13, 2019 at 9:15 am - 4:00 pm

People in the ancient world developed complex ideas about time and place to help them understand their place in the geographic and cosmological order. This seminar will provide new perspectives on how ancient cultures in Egypt, Greece and Rome described the meaning of the cosmos, the importance of prophecies and the significance of time in human lives. Join us for a discussion of how the ancient world created social practices and cultural legacies that endured for centuries in the Mediterranean world and how these legacies continue to influence our own conceptions of the cosmos, truth and time in the 21st century.


Ordering the Cosmos: Egyptian Views of Foreigners and Foreign Lands
Jennifer Gates-Foster, Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology

Divination and Prophecy in Ancient Greece
Emily Baragwanath, Associate Professor of Classics

Time-Keeping in Daily Life: How Rome Developed What Egypt and Greece Devised
Richard J. A.Talbert,William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor of History

Creating the Classical: Cultural Exchanges in the Ancient World
Panel Discussion

Tuition for this event is $115 until June 4 and $125 after. Tuition for teachers is $57.50 until January 18 and $62.50 after. Teachers can also receive a $75 stipend after attending and ten contact hours for one unit of renewal credit. For information about discounts and scholarships for Carolina students, staff, faculty and alumni, visit the Carolina Public Humanities website.

Register online or call 919.962.1544.

Registrants will receive a packet containing background readings, a map to the seminar location and more about two to three weeks before the program date.

This event is sponsored by Carolina Public Humanities and co-sponsored by the General Alumni Association.


July 13, 2019
9:15 am - 4:00 pm
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States


Carolina Public Humanities