"An Audience at Agrippa\'s" (Lawrence Alma-Tadema)
Forgan Smith (building 1), The University of Queensland, St Lucia
Venue: Forgan Smith (building 1), The University of Queensland, St Lucia.

Camillus: Livy's Ideal Roman

Livy's Camillus is a man of virtus and religiosus, concordia and pietas, a military hero worthy of being named the second founder of Rome. For Livy, Camillus was the ideal Roman, whose example his readers, he hoped, would choose to imitate. Whatever Camillus' many achievements were and however many great deeds he performed for Rome, he was controversial from the time he led his army to conquer the city's long-time adversary, Veii. This talk surveys Livy's treatment of Camillus' variable public career with a focus on why Livy deliberately chose to be vague about Camillus' indictment for embezzlement of the Veientine booty.

Non-members are welcome. A donation of $10 per person includes entry in the lucky door prize and afternoon tea. Afternoon tea will be held in E318, Forgan Smith Building.