2000 years of Augustus: the view from Leeds 31 Januray 2013
Penny Goodman, “2000 years of Augustus: the view from Leeds”
Leeds City Museum
Thoresby Room (basement conference suite: come in through the main doors, go down to the basement by the stairs or lift, turn left, go through the archway and then turn right, the room is on the left.)
31st January 2013
Penny Goodman, presents some results from a survey her students conducted in Leeds about Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, better known as Augustus.
Augustus had a keen eye to image manipulation and may be surprised by what people know, or think they know, about him 2,000 years later. The talk will provide a fascinating insight into perceptions of the classical world, particularly ancient history, today.