Fellows' Presentation

Total History: Time, Empire, and Resistance from Alexander the Great to the End of the World

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Part of the 2017–2018 Fellows' Presentation Series

Lecture by Paul J. Kosmin RI '18

Free and open to the public.


During his fellowship year, Paul J. Kosmin is completing his second book, “Time and Resistance in the Seleucid Empire.” It explores the relationship between the kingdom’s invention and institutionalization of continuous, irreversible, and accumulating year numbers—the very chronological system we use today—and the emergence among the empire’s subject communities of apocalyptic eschatology.