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MSU series explores ‘End of the Roman Empire’


MSU University Relations



STARKVILLE -- Noted British historian and author Adrian Goldsworthy will be guest speaker Wednesday when Mississippi State University''s Institute for the Humanities launches its 2009-10 Distinguished Speaker Series. 


Free and open to all, Goldworthy''s presentation, "End of Empire: The Slow Decay of the Roman Superpower," gets under way at 4 p.m. in the university''s McCool Hall atrium.  


The program is based on his latest book, "How Rome Fell: Death of a Superpower" (Yale University Press, 2009). 


Goldsworthy holds a doctorate from St. John''s College, Oxford University. Following a two-year research fellowship at Cardiff University, he taught briefly at King''s College in London before being named to an assistant professorship at the University of Notre Dame, also in London. 


In addition to "End of Empire," he has seven other books in print. He appears frequently in documentaries produced for the BBC, and Discovery, History and National Geographic channels. 


For additional biographical information, visit  


For more information on the Oct. 14 program, contact the College of Arts and Sciences at 662-325-2646.



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