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2000 years of Augustus – 13:15-13:45 Thursday 26th June, Leeds City Museum

June 16, 2014
My poster for Penny's talk with images of the Prima Porta Augustus, including the original, a recoloured cast and a modern caricature.

My poster for Penny’s talk with images of the Prima Porta Augustus, including the original, a recoloured cast and a modern caricature.

This month’s Classics in our Lunchtimes talk is delivered by Dr Penny Goodman, leader of the Commemorating Augustus project, which explores the “afterlife” of Augustus and perceptions of him during the 2,000 years since his death on 19th August AD14. Having previously presented a snapshot of Leeds’ views on Augustus for this series to great interest, this time she has agreed to present a broader survey with a talk focusing on the world view.

Penny is also organising a major international conference with speakers (including classicists, art historians and arichtects) on the reception of Augustus and Augustus’ legacy in a variety of contexts, genres and historical periods, including the Renaissance, Second World War and modern TV, among others. The conference is to be held at Devonshire Hall, Leeds, on 18th-20th August 2014 and is open to all (subject to payment of the conference fee). The conference papers will be recorded and made available as streamed audio files together with handouts and slideshows for virtual delegates (fee £40).  For further details of the conference, including fees and the full programme, please see the Conference Website.

 

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