Brock alumnus to share archaeology research during virtual talk

Brock alumnus Ed Middleton (MA ’17) will be returning virtually to the University’s Department of Classics to share his ongoing research on urban infrastructure and resilience in Hellenistic Thessaly.

Taking place Wednesday, Jan. 26, Middleton’s online talk will explore how architectural vocabulary was used across the Greek world by the successors of Alexander the Great to consolidate their empires and why some cities flourished while others were abandoned shortly after foundation.

Middleton is currently a PhD candidate at McMaster University. His dissertation examines how urbanism in Thessaly changed from the Archaic to Hellenistic eras, and particularly how urban infrastructure was used by the successors to Alexander the Great to establish their power.

Open to the Brock community, Middleton’s talk will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Lifesize.

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