Colloquium: Jacqueline Long, Praise due: Julian's Oration Honoring Eusebia
Please join us on Thursday, April 11 for our second Classics Colloquium of the Spring! Jacqueline Long, Associate Professor in the Department of Classical Studies at Loyola University Chicago (as well as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences, and Associate Faculty, Women’s Studies and Gender Studies Program), will be giving a talk titled “Praise due: Julian’s Oration Honoring Eusebia” at 5:00pm in 101 Becker Communication Studies Building.
The late-Roman emperor Julian pursued achievement as a general and as a philosophically-informed religious reformer, but living longest of his works is in fact a body of accomplished publicly-facing writing. His Speech in Praise of Eusebia is both entirely, self-consciously, stamped by the literary culture amid which Julian lived, and a unique tribute of thanks – to a living empress of whom Julian makes a cultural Muse.