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The Deppe Memorial Lecture with Professor Emily Gowers

April 5 @ 4:00 pm  |  Cowell Provost House


The UCSC Classical Studies Program presents The Carl Mark Deppe Memorial Lecture, taking place this Friday, April 5 at the Cowell Provost house at 4:00pm (reception to follow).

This year, Professor Emily Gowers (University of Cambridge) will be giving a talk titled “Sallust’s Salient Snails.”

The lecture will focus on a brief episode in Sallust’s Jugurtha, where a soldier’s encounter with some tiny snails and a tree in the African desert changes the course of history. Gowers will read it for its unusually detailed style of narrative, and ask what it tells us about the role of small things in historiography, as well as about Sallust’s conception of time and space and his own contribution as a historian.

All are welcome to attend this event. We hope to see you there!



April 5
4:00 pm


Cowell Provost House
Cowell Provost House, Cowell Service Rd‎ University of California Santa Cruz, Cowell College
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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