Spotlight Lecture

Emperors of Rome – Domitian – Wednesday 13 April 2022

With Dr. Eireann Marshall

The monstrously self-centred son of Vespasian created an imposing palace to match his ambitions. Dominating the Palatine to this day, the palace was said to have had extensively polished walls which allowed Domitian, wrapped in paranoia, to see who walked behind him. The emperor also had extensive gardens built, including one which looks like a circus, as well as a monumental ramp recently opened to the public. Killed by palace officials for his autocratic and overly obsessive behaviour, Domitian was, in many ways, a conscientious ruler who was desperate to live up to his famous father and brother. The palace he had built mirrors his characteristics, with its impressive architecture designed to express imperial prowess.

Spotlight Lecture

Lasting 60 minutes plus a live Q&A session, our spotlight lecture offer a focussed study of aspects found in art, history and literature while combining our exclusive filming, advanced visual aids and the enthusiastic expertise of our lecturers.

Your Lecturer

Dr Eireann Marshall

Dr Eireann Marshall is a Research Associate and Associate Lecturer with the Open University. She has published a number of articles on Ancient North Africa, and co-edited volumes on 'Death and Disease in the Ancient City' and ‘Women’s influence on Classical Civilisation’. Eireann has led many tours for specialist tour operators, to Italy and North Africa. In 2019 she was awarded Wanderlust Magazine's Top History & Culture Guide at its World Guide Awards.

Event Details

Date: 13 April 2022

Start time: 18:00 GMT

End time: 19:30 GMT

Venue: Zoom Lecture


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