Virtual Tour

The Veneto before Venice – Tuesday 20 October

Tuesday 20 October

9:30 AM PST
12:30 PM EST
5:30 PM BST
6:30 PM CEST

With Dr. Eireann Marshall

Long before it became subsumed in the Venetian empire, the Veneto was culturally and politically important. Not much is known about the Paleoveneti, apart from their horse breeding and trade in amber; Livy describes Patavium as being founded by the Trojan Antenor, while Polybius says they were influenced by Celts who settled in the area. Famously conservative in the Roman period, the Veneto produced two significant writers, Livy and Catullus, as well as significant monuments such as the Arena of Verona, whose scale is an indication of the city’s wealth. This city’s importance continued in the mediaeval period, as the Scaligers, the ruling family of Verona, captured much of the Veneto. This virtual tour will explore the political and artistic history of this thriving Italian region, exploring such gems as Giotto’s masterpiece, the Scrovegni chapel, as well as the Roman ruins in Verona.

Virtual Tour

Our virtual tours cover a wide array of historical and art-history topics, ranging from antiquity to the early modern period. We explore a variety of historical topics, from the every day life in ancient and early modern cities to representations of power. Exploring both world famous sites and those unknown to most, these lectures will bring history and the history of art to life through tailor made HD filming, as well as perceptive lecturing and lively discussions.

The virtual tours last 60 minutes followed by another 30 minutes of Q&A with our lecturers who will be delighted to answer any of your questions live.

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: 20 October 2020

Start time: 17:30 GMT

End time: 19:00 GMT

Venue: Zoom Webinar


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