Augustian Rome is the topic of Syracuse University’s March 5 Moses I. Finley Lecture
Augustian Rome is the topic of Syracuse University’s March 5 Moses I. Finley LectureFebruary 28, 2001Judy Holmesjlholmes@syr.edu
Matthew S. Santirocco of New York University will speak on “Poets on the Palatine: Literature, Politics and Patronage in Augustian Rome” at 8 p.m. March 5 in Heroy Auditorium in Syracuse University’s Heroy Geology Laboratory. The lecture, the first of two Moses I. Finley Memorial Lectures scheduled for the Spring 2001 semester, is free and open to the public. Santirocco is dean of New York University’s College of Arts and Science, co-interim humanities dean, professor of classics and the Angelo J. Ranieri Director of Ancient Studies at NYU. His publications include a book on Latin lyric poetry, “Unity and Design in Horace’s Odes” (North Carolina Press, 1986), an edited volume of essays on the classical tradition, “Latinitas: The Tradition and Teaching of Latin,” and a book on the Roman poet Horace, “Reconsidering Horace,” as well as many scholarly articles. He was editor of the American Philological Association’s two monograph series, “American Classical Studies” and “Philological Monographs,” and is currently editor of Classical World, one of the most widely circulated professional journals in the field. Santirocco’s research interests include Latin literature, Greek poetry and the classical tradition. The Finley Lecture Series is made possible by a contribution from Robert Papworth ’68. Moses I. Finley ’27 was an SU alumnus who became one of the most influential historians of the 20th century. He enjoyed a long, distinguished career as a professor of ancient history and master of Darwin College at Cambridge University.