Constantine: The Myth and the Man

Date: Oct 22, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Bernardsville Library

As both an undefeated emperor and the first Christian emperor of Rome, Constantine the Great (died A.D. 337) is a historical figure that merits attention. Despite his long reign, there are evidential gaps and conflicting accounts that lead to his life, actions, and beliefs being highly disputed. Often, those disputes are more colorful than constructive, and the Constantine argued for is less of a real person and more of a projection. Dr. David Greenwood will speak about some overlooked but fascinating aspects of his reign. Dr. Greenwood holds a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh and is currently an Honorary Fellow at the University of Aberdeen. His journal articles about the later Roman Empire have appeared in Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Ancient Philosophy, Classical Quarterly, Classical Philology, and Translation and Literature, among others. There is no charge to attend. Advance registration is requested. Click here to sign up.