Sunday March 11, 2018
Guest Speaker, Professor Joseph Howley
Paideia alumni are invited to the Convivium Paideianum with guest speaker, Professor Joseph Howley.
Joseph Howley is assistant professor of Classics at Columbia University. Previously, in 2010-11, he was Teaching Fellow in Latin and Classics Studies in the School of Classics at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, where he also earned a PhD in Latin (2011) and an M. Litt in Ancient History (2007). His primary interests are the intellectual culture of the Roman Empire and values of learning and knowledge more generally in antiquity.
Prof. Howley will present a lecture titled "Slaves of the book": the production, circulation and consumption of books in ancient Rome depended in part on skilled, enslaved labor. This talk will consider what we know about this practice and will look at some of our sparse evidence for how elite Romans understood the role of slavery in their literary culture.