Special initiatives

In progress

Mythologica

13 Oct 2018 – 23 Mar 2019

Special initiatives

In progress

Mythologica

13 Oct 2018 – 23 Mar 2019

Greek and Roman myths through pictures and stories to be enjoyed for their own sake, but also worthy of consideration as cultural models, illustrating traditions and beliefs we may consider part of a remote past, yet are still relevant to the issues and themes of today.
Mythologica explores the metamorphosis of these ancient tales through a series of lectures held by two experts. In the first part classicists tells the story of the myth and explain its cultural meaning, in the second part an art historian, a writer, a film director or a songwriter examines the different aspects and adaptations of the same myth and its fluctuating fortunes through the centuries.

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Calendar

2018

13th October
11 am

An introduction to the MYTHOLOGICA series of lectures. Gods, heroes and passions
Alfonsina Russo, Director of the Colosseum Archaeological Park
Luca Bergamo, Deputy Mayor – City of Rome
Maurizio Bettini, philologist, Latinist and anthropologist – University of Siena

11.30 am

ARIADNE, THESEUS AND DIONYSUS
Silvia Romani, classicist – University of Milan
Nadia Fusini, Anglicist, writer – Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa

10th November
11.30 am

HELEN, APHRODITE AND MENELAUS
Massimo Fusillo, classicist – University of Trento
Alessandro D’Avenia, writer
24th November
11.30 am
AGAMEMNON, ORESTES AND CLYTEMNESTRA
Giorgio Ieranò, classicist – University of Trento
Aglaia McClintock, jurist, expert in Roman law – University of Siena

15th December
11.30 am

MEDEA, HER SONS AND JASON
Giuseppe Pucci, classicist, archaeologist and art historian– University of Siena
Luigi Zoja, psychoanalyst

2019

12th January
11.30 am

MERMAIDS, SINGING AND ILLUSIONS
Luigi Spina, classicist – University of Naples Federico II
David Riondino, songwriter, director, writer

26th January
11.30 am

CIRCE, LOVE AND MAGIC
Cristiana Franco, classicist – University of Siena
Marino Niola, anthropologist

9th February
11.30 am

AENEAS, REFUGEES AND BETRAYAL
Mario Lentano, classicist University of Siena
Marcello Flores, contemporary historian, human rights specialist

23d February
11.30 am

PHAEDRA, ARTEMIS AND HIPPOLYTUS
Giusto Picone, classicist – University of Palermo
Claudio Franzoni, expert in imagery of the ancient world

9th March
11.30 am

OEDIPUS, THE SPHINX AND RIDDLES
Simone Beta, classicist – University of Siena
Stefano Bartezzaghi, journalist and writer

23d March
11.30 am

ULYSSES, THE SEA AND ITHACA
Giulio Guidorizzi, expert in ancient Greek culture – University of Turin
Roberto Vecchioni, songwriter

Start date
Saturday 13 October 2018

End date
Saturday 23 March 2019

Curia Iulia al Foro Romano
Foro Romano,
00186 Roma


Information

Each lecture will be held on Saturday morning at 11.30

Free admission up to full capacity.

Curia Iulia at the Roman Forum
How to get there:
Colosseo metro stop, Via dei Fori Imperiali near largo Corrado Ricci

Curated by
Maurizio Bettini

Promoted by
Colosseum Archaeological Park