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Religion and the Punic Wars

  • Christ Church Cathedral 1117 Texas Street Houston, TX, 77002 United States (map)

DISCOVER Lecture Series

Cosponsored by Christ Church Cathedral and the Italian Cultural & Community Center

SPEAKER - DR. PATRICK HUNT, ARCHAEOLOGIST AND HISTORIAN - STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Friday, February 9, 2018         7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Sanders Hall - Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas St. (Free parking in the garage across the street from the church on San Jacinto St.)

Epic poems and lofty odes describe ancient warfare as principally a contest between heroic warriors wielding mighty weapons.  Then, as now, though, the true heart of war is a clash of cultures and the most dangerous weapons are often the icons of the warring cultures themselves. In Hannibal, his new biography of the famed Carthaginian general, Dr. Patrick Hunt explores, among other topics, the ways in which both Rome and Carthage used the rhetoric of religion to motivate their competing war efforts.

 

Dr. Hunt will be available after the lecture to sign books