Presentation Title: Pompey, the Great Husband
Section: Family Likenesses, Family Rivalries II
Location: McCardell Bicentennial Hall, 311
Date & Time: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 12:15pm - 12:30pm
Pompey the Greatâ€™s traditional narrative of one-dimensionally striving for power ignores the possibility of the affairs of his private life influencing the actions of his political career.Â This talk gives emphasis to Pompeyâ€™s familial relationships as a motivating factor beyond raw ambition to establish a non-teleological history to explain the events of his life.Â Most notably, Pompeyâ€™s opposition to the special command of the Lex Gabinia emphasizes the incompatibility for success in both the public and private life and Pompeyâ€™s preference for the later.Â Pompeyâ€™s disposition for devotion and care permeates the boundary between the public and private to reveal that the happenings of his life outside the forum defined his actions within.
Type of Presentation: Individual oral
Presentation Area: Classics
Number of presenters:
Presenter(s): Patterson, Michael Jaffee (Mike)
Class Year(s): 2013
Sponsor(s): Chaplin, Jane D.