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Christelle Fischer-Bovet (USC): A Reevaluation of the Revolts in the Ptolemaic and Seleucid Empires. Balancing Ethnic and Socio-economic Solidarities 1/22/2014 5:15pm – 7:00pm

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Building 110, Rm 112

Join us at 5:00pm for light refreshments

Christelle Fischer-Bovet is an assistant professor of Classics at the University of Southern California who specializes in the social and cultural history of the Eastern Mediterranean from Alexander the Great to the Romans, with a special interest in Greco-Roman Egypt.  Her book "Army and Society in Ptolemaic Egypt" (Cambridge University Press, March 2014) combines documentary evidence (papyri, inscriptions) with social theory to examine how the changing structures of the army led to the development of an ethnically more integrated society.