Roman History Professor Speaks at USAO March 7

Roman History Professor Speaks at USAO March 7



CHICKASHA – When in Rome, Dr. Daniel Gargola may know how to do what the Romans do – or at least what the ancient ones did. The history professor from the University of Kentucky will give a special presentation March 7 at the University of Science and Arts at 2:30 p.m.

Gargola serves as director of graduate studies at KU, where he specializes in ancient history and the Roman republic.

His free presentation, held in the Davis Hall Amphitheatre, is entitled, “Empire Without Bounds: War, World Rule and the Crisis of the Republic.”

“Dr. Gargola’s visit to USAO will give our students an excellent opportunity to meet one of America’s leading scholars on the Roman republic,” said Dr. Kevin Crow, assistant professor of history and education.

An author of several books and articles about Roman history, Gargola wrote “Lands, Laws and Gods: Magistrates and Ceremony in the Regulation of Public Lands in Republican Rome.” He also co-authored “Romans: From Village to Empire,” which is the primary Roman history textbook from Oxford University Press.

The guest lecture is free and open to the public. More information is available from Dr. Kevin Crow at (405) 574-1216.