David Potter

David Potter is the author of Constantine the Emperor and The Victor’s Crown: A History of Ancient Sport from Homer to Byzantium. He is the Francis W. Kelsey Collegiate Professor of Greek and Roman History and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the University of Michigan.

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Cover: The Origin of Empire: Rome from the Republic to HadrianThe Origin of Empire: Rome from the Republic to HadrianPotter, DavidHARDCOVER06/03/2019$35.00
Cover: Prophets and Emperors: Human and Divine Authority from Augustus to TheodosiusProphets and Emperors: Human and Divine Authority from Augustus to TheodosiusPotter, DavidE-DITION12/30/1994$65.00Available from De Gruyter »
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Jacket: An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, by Bruno Latour, translated by Catherine Porter, from Harvard University Press

Honoring Latour

In awarding Bruno Latour the 2021 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, the Inamori Foundation said he has “revolutionized the conventional view of science” and “his philosophy re-examines ‘modernity’ based on the dualism of nature and society.” Below is an excerpt from An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. For more than twenty years, scientific and technological controversies have proliferated in number and scope, eventually reaching the climate itself. Since geologists are beginning to use the term “Anthropocene” to designate the era of Earth’s history that follows the Holocene