Société d'archéologie de l'uOttawa – uOttawa Archaeology Society

Talks: ‘Greek and Persian Wars, Ancient History and Modern Culture’ & ‘Ancient Borderlands? Ionia/Yaunā, CA. 550-334 BCE’

The US Department of State, US Embassy, Ottawa, the College of the Humanities, and the Centre for American Studies are excited to welcome Dr. John Lee to Carleton on February 28, 2012.

Dr. Lee is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Ancient Mediterranean Studies program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He earned his PhD in History from Cornell University. Dr. Lee is the author of A Greek Army on the March: Soldiers and Survival in Xenophon’s Anabasis (CUP, 2007), and has published on Greek and Persian warfare, women in ancient armies, and urban combat in the Classical world. His 12-hour DVD lecture series on the Achaemenid Persian Empire will be released in April 2012. Dr. Lee is at work on a new book, tentatively titled How the East Was Lost: The Ionian Revolt, 499-494 BC.

Dr. Lee will give two lectures on February 28th:

2.30-3.30: Paterson 303: ‘Greek and Persian Wars, Ancient History and Modern Culture’, where Dr. Lee will discuss, among other things, the film The 300.

18.00-19.30: Paterson 303: ‘Ancient Borderlands? Ionia/Yaunā, CA. 550-334 BCE’, a consideration of frontiers and borderlands in antiquity, building on historical theory developed for the study of American history.

There will be a wine and cheese reception in Paterson 301 at 17.00


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