Pre-Modern Seminar No 40: Levente Takács
On Wednesday March 4th Associate Professor Levente Takács from the University of Debrecen, Hungary will give a talk called:
“Golden Age and Roman Land Surveying”
The seminar will take place in the library of Skandinavistika (Ülikooli 17, 3rd floor, room 305) at 18.15.
Wine, bread, fruit, cheese and ham will be served.
Levente has sent us a short presentation of his lecture:
"The myth of the happy and untroubled period of mankind, the Golden Age is usually described with a wide range of motives, which are recurrent in most ancient authors writing about the Golden Age. One of theses motives is that of surveyed and distributed land. The provenance of the topos of measured land has a characteristic feature rearding its occurence in time. This feature opposes the writings of Roman land surveyors living in the first and second century A.D. The explanation of this opposition can be found in the historical events which had a great impact on the works of Roman poets. The lecture tries to show the connection between the poems and above mentioned events of Roman history."
Everybody is welcome!