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Roman Emperors at Home – Final Spring Series – 5 Lectures

Understanding Emperors through their Palaces
Wednesday, 30 March 2022
Wednesday, 6 April 2022
Wednesday, 13 April 2022
Wednesday, 20 April 2022
Wednesday, 27 April 2022
10am PDT
1pm EDT
6pm BST
7pm CEST

With Dr Eireann Marshall

This series includes five spotlight lectures and will conclude on Wednesday 27 April with the last lecture of our Spring Series.

Roman emperors, imbued with unquestioned power and ruling over much of the known world, shaped the world around them, all the while supplying us with a seemingly endless source of scandalous tales about their colourful lives. Even those not too well-versed in Roman history are familiar with stories about Nero playing the lyre during the Great Fire of Rome, or about Hadrian asking his young lover, Antinous, to sacrifice his life in order to grant the emperor immortality. There is no better way to better understand the characters or emperors than to explore the palaces in which they lived. From Augustus’ relatively modest palace and Nero’s extraordinary Domus Aurea to Hadrian’s extensive villa in Tivoli, palaces set the tone for their reigns. Join us for this series of lectures which explores the art and architecture of the great palaces and the Roman emperors who commissioned them, in order to better understand the autocrats who lived in them.

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Your Lecturers

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.

Prof Gregory Dowling

Prof Gregory Dowling is Associate Professor of American Literature at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

He has written numerous articles on Venice, and was responsible for the sightseeing pages of the first five editions of the Time Out Guide to Venice. He currently also sits on the board of directors for a new museum in Ravenna devoted to Lord Byron, which will open in 2021.

He is also the author of the “Alvise Marangon” historical thriller novels set in Venice and a regular lecturer at the “Circolo Italo-Britannico” in Venice.

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