Spotlight Lecture

Emperors of Rome – Nero – Wednesday 6 April 2022

With Dr. Eireann Marshall

Never one for being modest, Nero had two palaces built for himself during his tumultuous reign. On the Palatine, not far from Augustus’ palace, Nero commissioned the Domus Transitoria, whose remnants include the Cryptoporticus, as well as parts newly opened to the public which were buried by Domitian’s palace. In the aftermath of the Great Fire of Rome, Nero seized land in order to build his indescribably opulent house in the heart of Rome. Although he was lambasted for taking away land from the Roman people, Nero hired incredible architects, Severus and Celer, to push the boundaries of architectural innovation. Not grasping the nuance of politics like his antecedent, Augustus, Nero was more interested in the arts and there is no better way of grasping his character than by examining his extraordinary Golden House.

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: 6 April 2022

Start time: 18:00 BST

End time: 19:30 BST

Venue: Zoom Lecture


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