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Lecture: Medals, Monuments, and Maps—Imagining Byzantium in the Renaissance

May 18, 2017
Fullerton Hall
Free with museum admission

How did Byzantium become an exotic and distant land for Renaissance audiences? Why was Constantinople equated with Troy? Can a living empire become a symbol of a lost world?  In this lecture, Elena Boeck, DePaul University and Dumbarton Oaks, explores how the Renaissance artists imagined Byzantium.

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Apollonio di Giovanni (Italian, 1415/17–1465). The Adventures of Ulysses, 1435/45. Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1933.1006.