Expectations of Immortality in Late Antiquity

Expectations of Immortality in Late Antiquity

Expectations of Immortality in Late Antiquity

Expectations of Immortality in Late Antiquity

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The Wisconsin-Alpha Chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, the National Honor Society for Philosophy at Marquette University, each year invites a scholar to deliver a lecture in honor of St. Thomas Aquinas.

The 1987 Aquinas Lecture, Expectations of Immortality in Late Antiquity, was delivered in the Todd Wehr Chemistry Building on Sunday, March 1, 1987, by A. Hilary Armstrong.

Professor Armstrong was born on August 13, 1909, in Sussex, England. He was educated at Lancing College, Sussex (1923-28), Jesus College, Cambridge (1928-32) and the University of Vienna (1932-33). He was Library Clerk in the Classical Faculty Library, Cambridge (1933- 36) and Lecturer in Classics, University College, Swansea, S. Wales (1936-39). He was Professor of Latin and Greek at the University of Malta (1939-43); during the time of the great German bombardment and blockade of Malta the university continued to function. After the war he was Lecturer in Latin, University College, Cardiff (1946-50). He became Gladstone Professor of Greek in the University of Liverpool in 1950 where he remained until 1972 when he became Professor of Classics and Philosophy at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where he remained until 1982. He has also been Visiting Professor at Manhattanville College . . .

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