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27 March 2019Wyvern Area Study Days - Study Day 3 - Cross Cultural Influences in the Arts

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Wyvern Area Study Days - Study Day 3 - Cross Cultural Influences in the Arts Wednesday 27 March 2019

Cross Cultural Influences in the Arts: An Exploration of how other cultures have influenced the Arts in Britain

Study Day 3 Cultural Legacies - Romans in Britain

Led by well-known Arts Society lecturer Guy de la Bédoyère, this Study Day looks at three different ways in which Roman art, history and culture has impacted on later ages and our own era. Praetorian is not just the story of how the emperors protected themselves with a dangerous and volatile body of specialist troops. It covers the dramatic occasions when the Guard toppled emperors, which stimulated the imagination of artists in the 1800s and 1900s who were fascinated by the challenges facing imperial power in their own time. Domina tells the remarkable story of how Rome's two greatest dynasties were in fact passed down the female bloodline and how women came to form an essential part of the image of the Roman state. But Rome's male and very biased historians established a negative image of powerful women that inspired medieval historians to depict queens of their own eras in the same way. Finally, 'What did the Romans really do for Britain?' examines the surprising truth of the cultural legacy left by the Roman Empire in Britain, not just from the Roman Britain era but also during centuries since when Roman influence has arrived by different routes.

Venue: Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH

Time: 10.30am - 3.30pm

Cost: £35 per Study Day (includes coffee and a sandwich lunch)

NB Open to both members of The Arts Society and non-members.

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Or contact Hilary Reid Evans Tel: 07736 670534,