Image, Cognition, and State Formation in the Ancient World
15 March 2011
'The Origin of Monsters: Image, Cognition, and State Formation in the Ancient World'
- The Sumerian Innovation
- The Cultural Ecology of Monsters
- Fantastic Creatures between Nature and Nurture
- The Demonic State
David's four lectures will take place on April 20, 21, 26 & 28 at New York University's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. Lectures will begin at 6pm.
About the Series
Michael I. Rostovtzeff, a Russian ancient historian, came to the U.S. after the Russian Revolution and taught for many years at Yale University as Sterling Professor of
Ancient History. Rostovtzeff’s prodigious energies and sprawling interests led him to write on an almost unimaginable range of subjects. ISAW’s Rostovtzeff series
presents scholarship that embodies its aspirations to foster work that crosses disciplinary, geographical, and chronological lines.
The lectures will be published by Princeton University Press.