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Tyler Lansford, Instructor, Classics

In AD 43, the emperor Claudius inaugurated the first durable Anglo-Roman relations by landing an expeditionary force on the coast of Kent. Over the ensuing centuries, contacts between the British and Rome have been sporadically memorialized in Latin inscriptions; taken together, these documents constitute an eccentric archive of a long and ambivalent relationship involving culture, politics, and – especially – religion. In his illustrated talk, Lansford will present a series of inscriptions that features a cast of characters ranging from Claudius himself to King Henry IV, and from Pope Gregory the Great to the Jacobite Pretenders.

About this Presenter

Tyler Lansford portraitTyler Lansford completed his undergraduate education in Classics at the University of Colorado Boulder; he earned his master's and doctorate degrees in classics at the University of Washington in Seattle. Since 2009, he has served on the classics faculty of the University of Colorado. Lansford’s first book, The Latin Inscriptions of Rome: A Walking Guide was published by the Johns Hopkins University Press in 2009. He is currently working on an illustrated survey of the monumental topography of the city of Rome from its beginnings to the time of Constantine. His teaching interests include Roman history, the historical topography of Rome, and Roman architecture. For more information, visit Lansford's website.