BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY The Department of Classical Studies presents The Bible and the Cyrus Cylinder: ‘Ancient Texts, Modern Contexts’ Dr. Christopher A. Farrell, Lecturer in Classics University of Exeter Department of Classics and Ancient History Description: "Before Xerxes and Darius there was Cyrus, founder of the Persian Empire. He was admired by the Greeks, regarded by the Jews as a liberator, and now is perceived as a champion of 'human rights'. Cyrus also holds a place of honor in modern Iranian identity. But how do modern uses of ancient figures, texts, and objects change the way that we display and talk about them?" Wednesday, November 12, 2014 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Location: Mandel Center for the Humanities, G12 (Reception with light refreshments to follow at 6:00 p.m. Open to the public. Free parking.) Please contact Heidi McAllister at x6-2180 ([email protected]) with any questions. The Image is: "Cyrus Cylinder, British Museum, courtesy of Christopher Farrell"