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2014 Annual Public Lecture

"East is East, and West is West." Imperial Collegiality and Division in the Later Roman Empire (285-455)

Speaker: Timothy D. Barnes, University of Edinburgh

Time: Wednesday, 12 November 2013, 5.10pm
Venue: Cardiff University, John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Room 2.01

About the lecture: The principles of imperial collegiality have long been clear (see T. D. Barnes, The New Empire of Diocletian and Constantine, 1982, chapter 1), but Late Roman / Late Antique historians are still reluctant to apply the concept where it is relevant. This lecture will refresh the idea and also feed into a new publication on Roman emperors from 284 to 602 modelled on and moving forward The New Empire (chapters 1-5).

About the speaker: Educated in Wakefield and Oxford and Professor of Classics at the University of Toronto from 1976 to 2007 Timothy D. Barnes is currently Honorary Professorial Fellow at the Faculty of Divinity, University of Edinburgh. His publications include (besides many others) Tertullian: A Historical and Literary Study (1971), Constantine and Eusebius (1981), Athanasius and Constantius: Theology and Politics in the Constantinian Empire (1993) and Constantine: Dynasty, Religion and Power in the Later Roman Empire (2010).

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