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Cleopatra: Bête Noire of Rome
September 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
We know from films that Cleopatra was stunningly beautiful, sinfully sensual, and delightfully wicked. But was this the real Cleopatra? This talk will explore what we actually know about the life of Cleopatra, the problems with the sources for her life, and where our modern conceptions of her come from.
The UWCV Program Committee invites you to join them for this intriguing lecture with Jennifer Knapp, Department Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Coordinator of the Classical Studies program at Langara College. This lecture is part of our Mad Men and Wicked Women lecture series taking place at Hycroft from September through to October that features various instructors from the Langara College Classical Studies and History department who will provide an interesting look at notable and noteworthy men and women throughout history. These events are free to attend for UWCV members and their invited guests only. Pre-registration is required.
Jennifer Knapp received her PhD in Classical Archaeology from the University of Missouri–Columbia in 2014. Originally from Vancouver, she completed her BA (2000) and MA (2002) at UBC. She is currently the Department Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Coordinator of the Classical Studies program at Langara College, where she also teaches introductory Latin, and classes in ancient Greek and Roman culture, history, and art. Jen’s research focuses on Classical and Hellenistic period Greek settlements in Calabria, Italy. She is currently studying and publishing the pottery from 4 different archaeological sites.