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Anthropological Genetic History: Viriathus the first National Hero of the Iberian Peninsula (Spain/P

Course number : 19499   ID : 88355    Class Section : FAA-PE
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The shepherd Viriathus unleashes a wave of resistance to save his people from destruction by the Roman Republic. Viriathus developed alliances with other Iberian groups, even far away from his usual theatres of war, inducing them to rebel against Rome. He led his army, supported by most of the Lusitanian and Vetton tribes as well as by other Celt-Iberian allies, to several victories over the Romans between 147 BCE and 139 BCE before being betrayed by them and murdered while sleeping. Of him, Theodor Mommsen said, "It seemed as if, in that thoroughly prosaic age, one of the Homeric heroes had reappeared." Mr. Cervantes will show a short film that will trace the history of Viriathus and his resistance against insurmountable odds.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Fri

CE South Building

Angelo Cervantes 



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Registration Closes On
Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
11/22/2019 - 11/22/2019 Weekly - Fri 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 109 Angelo Cervantes