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Beer and bling in Iron Age Europe

Beer and bling in Iron Age Europe  

Dr. Bettina Arnold, one of our visiting speakers in the fall of 2011


AIA Talks: Athenian Women AND the Emperor Maxentius March 14

Dr. Elisha Dumser of  Ursuline College, Ohio will give two lectures on the classical past of Greece and Rome.  In her day talk, Dr. Dumser will speak about the prominent role of women in the Panathenaic Procession, the great parade and sacrifice put on in Athens in celebration of Athena’s birthday.  In the evening, she will explore the building program of the Emperor Maxentius (306-312 CE), his quest for legitimacy and for restoration of the greatness of the Empire. Her publications include Mapping Augustan Rome (2002), the first period-specific map of the ancient city. 
What:  “Athenian Women and the Panathenaia”
When: 2:20 p.m. March 14 (Wednesday) 2012
Where:  Wilson Hall 168, UAHuntsville

What:  “Building Power: the Architecture of the Emperor Maxentius in Rome”
When:  7:30 p.m March 14 (Wednesday) 2012
Where:  Wilson Hall Theatre, UAHuntsville

Please come and bring a friend!