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Boshell Lecture: Dionysus Comes to Gaul

Date

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Time

02:00 PM–03:30 PM

Boshell Lecture: Dionysus Comes to Gaul

Free
Advance registration requested
The consumption of wine entangled the ancient Gauls (inhabitants of present-day France and Belgium) and their Roman colonizers in complex and unanticipated ways, economically and politically. Michael Dietler of the University of Chicago will explore the role wine played in a series of encounters between the Gauls and the Etruscans, Greeks, and Romans who traded with them beginning in the 7th century BC. Reception to follow.

Sponsored by The Boshell Foundation