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Cicero in the City

The Army Navy Club


Not unlike in our own day, the Roman statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC) lived during a season of cultural turmoil: political extremism, paralyzing partisanship, a breakdown in law and order, and a deficit of civic virtue. Renowned for his oratory, Cicero warned that Rome was squandering its inheritance in republican government. The path to renewal, he argued, involved the recovery of Rome’s political and civic ideals, “the bond which holds together a community of citizens.”

The Cicero in the City Lecture Series will feature authors, educators, artists, filmmakers and other voices to begin an honest and lively conversation about how Americans can contribute to the reformation of our cultural and political life.

Historian and New York Times bestselling author Joseph Loconte launches the lecture series with a frank discussion about the tragedies and triumphs of Western Civilization: the civilization that gave birth to the concepts of democratic freedom, equality, and universal human rights.


Reception with light drinks & hors d'oeuvres: 6:00-6:55 p.m.

Lecture and Discussion: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Hosted by: The Institute for Faith and Freedom at Grove City College and the Institute on Religion and Democracy

Cost: Free