Lex Paulson on Cicero
1 June 2023 - 6:30 PM
1 June 2023
What could the age of Caesar and Cleopatra tell us about the future of democracy?
Join us for a special discussion with Prof. Lex Paulson on his new book, an adventure story of ideas centering on the Roman statesman Cicero. “Cicero and the People’s Will” tells how the great orator survived plots, exile, and the rise of Julius Caesar to establish an idea -- popular sovereignty through an elected elite — that failed in his time but has shaped the modern world.
Did the flaws in our political system begin here? Could some Ciceronian creativity help us fix them and invent a better form of democracy?