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This talk will review the analysis of Civil War by the great ancient Greek historian Thucydides and discuss its surprising relevance to a number of modern civil conflicts today.

Jonathan J. Price is the Fred and Helen Lessing Professor of Ancient History at Tel Aviv University, and the author of books and articles on Greek and Roman history and historiography, Jewish history of the Hellenistic and Roman periods, and epigraphy (the study of inscriptions). He has a special interest in the theories and insoluble phenomenon of civil war. He has served as chair of both the History and the Classics Departments at TAU. He is an editor of Zion, a journal dedicated to historical research in Hebrew; the Oxford Classical Dictionary; and the Corpus Inscriptionum Iudaeae/Palaestinae: A Multi-lingual Corpus of the Inscriptions from Alexander to Muhammad, Volumes I-V (2010-2021), to which he has also contributed the editions of about 3000 inscriptions.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Freedom and Western Civilization; Jewish Studies Program.

Refreshments provided. All are welcome.

Reception begins at 4 p.m.  Lecture begins at 4:15 p.m.

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