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Augustan Rome: The Ara Pacis ~ SAT, March 14, 7PM

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One of the greatest surviving works of sculpture from the Roman world is the Ara Pacis, the Altar of Peace. It was lost to history for centuries, and then in the 20th century, it was dug up and pieced together, and is now in one of the greatest modern buildings of Rome, designed by American architect, Richard Meier. Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D., Saturday, March 14, 2020, 7:00PM.

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One of the greatest surviving works of sculpture from the Roman world is the Ara Pacis, the Altar of Peace. It was built to celebrate the consolidation of Rome’s power under Augustus, on the occasion of his victories north of the Alps between 16 and 13 BC. It was lost to history for centuries, and then in the 20th century, it was dug up and pieced together, and is now in one of the greatest modern buildings of Rome, designed by American architect, Richard Meier.  Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D., Saturday, March 14, 2020, 7:00PM.  NOTE: This lecture is part of the 2019-2020 lecture series "All Roads Lead to Rome."

William H. Fredlund, the Director of the Institute, obtained his B.A. and M.A. from UCLA, where he specialized in European history and art history. He studied in Italy on a Fulbright Fellowship and completed a double Ph.D. in history and humanities at Stanford, specializing in Renaissance Italy. Dr. Fredlund has taught for UCLA, the University of Florence, Stanford, and UCSC Extension.