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Lecture: Graecia Capta—Athens in the Roman Period

April 10, 2014
Morton Auditorium
Free with museum admission

Join John Camp, director of the Agora Excavations in Athens, as he explores the long and complex picture of the period of Roman rule in Athens. As the center of education for centuries, the ancient Greek city was a magnet and a major center of contact and exchange. Many Roman generals, statesmen, and men of letters spent time there, and they transmitted much of Greek culture back to Rome and to the wider Mediterranean world. Full of schools, libraries, and performance spaces, Roman Athens played a primary cultural role within the greater Roman empire.

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Relief of a Falling Warrior from the Shield of the Athena Parthenos, 2nd century A.D. Roman. Gift of Alfred E. Hamill.