Lecture Series - The Grandeur that was Rome
March 28, 2022
PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE AMENDED DATES
We regret that we have had to change the dates from those originally published.
Lecture 1 will now take place on Tue 12 April & Lecture 2 on Wed 20 April. We apologise for the inconvenience.
If you are unable to attend the live session, do not worry - all those who register will automatically be sent copies of the lecture to view in your own time.
The Glory that was Greece, and the Grandeur that was Rome runs Poe's poem, but Dr Christopher Smith, recently retired as Director of The British School at Rome, has always been perplexed by this comparative, indeed seductive pairing. As he will explain, most of the Glory is based on Athens and a lot of the Grandeur is to be found in Italy. His two illustrated lectures will focus on important aspects of the Italian background to Roman success. It will trace a history of over 800 years during which some remarkable monuments and works of art were created, many of which remain to intrigue and dazzle us - not least the great Ara Pacis, pictured above, the Altar of Peace which celebrates a new age of prosperity ushered in by Augustus and his family.
Format for Lecture
Christopher will give two one-hour illustrated lectures for £23.50. During the lecture you will have the chance to submit written questions which Christopher will answer at the end - if time permits.
You will not need to download any software and the lecture will work in any browser. For the best experience use a desktop or laptop - but it will also work on an iPad or similar tablet. You will be also able to re-watch or watch a recording after the lecture.