Formed in 379 BC to combat the Spartan threat…
Hailed by Plato as a force that could never be beaten…
The last hope to preserve the freedom of Greece…
Buried together on the spot where they fell….
300 male lovers reveal a dramatic ancient tale whose story will leave you gripped to the end. 
James Romm, chair of Classics at Bard College and author of “The Sacred Band”, discusses Sex, Soldiers and Thebes with Cambridge Professor, Paul Cartledge, and Columbia Professor, Helene Foley. 
Join this fascinating conversation (including Q&A) on Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 to understand the history of Thebes, the evolution of male eros and the essential role of the Sacred Band in fighting for Greek democracy. 
NB: All registrations made in advance will receive a recording of the event afterwards, even if they are unable to attend. 
Best of All! Everyone who registers in advance will be automatically entered into a pool to win Professor Romm’s newest book, The Sacred Band of Thebes, out June 8th!
About the Speakers: 
James Romm is the James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor of Classics at Bard College and specializes in ancient Greek and Roman culture and civilization. His reviews and essays have appeared in the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, and the London Review of Books. Dr. Romm is author of several books, including Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero, Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and most recently, The Sacred Band: Three Hundred Theban Lovers fighting to save Greek Freedom
Paul Anthony Cartledge is the Emeritus A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Clare College. He has published extensively on Greek history over several decades, including The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece, Alexander the Great: The Hunt for a New Past as well as Thebes: The Forgotten City of Ancient Greece (2020)
Helene P. Foley Helene P. Foley is Claire Tow Professor of Classics and Ancient Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University. She specializes in Greek Epic and Drama, women  in Antiquity, and the reception of the Classics. Her  books include Female Acts in Greek Tragedy and Reimagining Greek Tragedy on the American Stage.