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Did the Ancient World Decide the Fate of the Modern World?

Sun, 18 Nov, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

IAN MORRIS, PH.D.
JEAN AND REBECCA WILLARD PROFESSOR IN CLASSICS AND PROFESSOR IN HISTORY, STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Noted archaeologist, classicist, and historian Morris delves into the themes of his critically acclaimed book Why the West Rules—For Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future. Morris takes a fresh look at what ancient history meant for subsequent world history, comparing global developments from the Ice Age to the 21st century.

Free for members or with Museum admission. Space may be limited. Advance tickets are recommended and available online or on site.

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© 2012 Portland Art Museum 

This exhibition has been made possible
through the collaboration of the British Museum and Portland Art Museum.
All images © The Trustees of the British Museum (2012). All rights reserved.