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Dissertation defense - "Divine institutions: religious practice, economic development, & social transformation in mid-Republican Rome”, by Dan-el Padilla Peralta at 2pm on June 12

The Department of Classics at Stanford University invites you to attend a public dissertation defense by

Dan-el Padilla Peralta

On his dissertation entitled:


"Divine institutions: religious practice, economic development, and social transformation in mid-Republican Rome”


In the course of two and a half centuries, the city-state of Rome rose from central Italian preeminence to Mediterranean hegemony. This transformation in the scale and extent of Roman power was accompanied by a revolution in social, economic and cultural practices. Dan-el's dissertation argues that Rome's imperial project and the social revolution it triggered are directly linked to developments in Roman religious practice during this period. Through the application of social-scientific models to literary and archaeological data, he seeks to demonstrate how religion in mid-Republican Rome and Roman Italy drove meaningful and highly consequential institutional transformation.


Thursday, June 12th

2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Building 110, Rm 112

This event is free and open to the public