Adventures in Lifelong Learning
January 2017: Intersession on Ancient Rome
Classes have been filled for the intersession on Ancient Rome. Please check back for information on our spring session.
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About the Intersession
Presenters: Dr. John Heineman, Dr. Helen Heineman and Dr. Erika Schneider
By studying the interplay of history, art and architecture, and the literary inspiration these inspired, our team will present an integrated examination of the world of Ancient Rome, running from 21 April 753 BC (the traditional date for the founding of the city of Rome) through its ultimate triumph as the dominant empire of Europe (under Constantine the Great 272-337). The history lectures will follow the traditional chronological order, covering such topics as the creation of the Republic, the rise and fall of Julius Caesar, the creation of the Empire by Augustus, the expansion of the Empire in both the East and West, and finally the growing crisis of its over-extended borders. Professor Schneider’s presentations will run in tandem with this progression and examine Roman accomplishments in architecture and sculpture, as well as the painting preserved at Pompeii and Herculaneum. Professor Helen Heineman will lead us through an analysis of the impact of Rome’s continuing influence by a close textural reading of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar — an appropriate homage in this the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death.
Tuesdays: January 17, 24 and 31, 2017 (Makeup date of February 7)
Framingham Public Library, Costin Room
- 9:30-10:00 Coffee
- 10:00-11:15 Session 1
- 11:15-11:20 Brief Break
- 11:20-12:35 Session 2
- 12:35-1:20 Lunch Break
- 1:20-2:35 Session 3
Member Registration begins Friday, December 2 at 9:00am. We encourage members to register and pay online prior to January 5. Membership Fee: $25.00 (If you joined in the Fall at either the Supporter or Platinum level, it covers the Intersession.) Non-member Registration begins January 6 at 9:00am, and can only be done online. Non-members are accepted on a space available basis. Questions: email Adventures Coordinator, Karen Woo at: firstname.lastname@example.org