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Virtual Book Club: The Life of Roman Republicanism

February 3, 2021

February 3, 2021

Joy Connolly (Center Trustee), President, American Council of Learned Societies


Joy Connolly
A distinguished classics scholar as well as an accomplished academic administrator, Connolly argues in her most recent book, The Life of Roman Republicanism that “Cicero, Sallust, and Horace inspire fresh thinking about central concerns of contemporary political thought and action” including the role conflict plays in the political community, the conditions needed to promote an equal and just society, citizens’ interdependence on one another for senses of selfhood, and the uses and dangers of self-sovereignty and fantasy.