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.

About the Intersession

Ancient Rome
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: fpladventures@gmail.com


About Adventures

The Adventures in Lifelong Learning program is a collaboration between Framingham State University and Framingham Public Library. Beginning in Fall 2011 and dedicated to promoting healthy living among older adults by providing academic enrichment, intellectual stimulation, and social support, the program is funded by membership fees and donations. Framingham State University provides the refreshments. We also thank the MetroWest Health Foundation who provided funding for the three initial years of the program, ending April 2014.

Are you interested in history, literature, music, art history and more? Classes, geared toward seniors, are offered in sessions scheduled in March and October. If you are interested in receiving information or if you have any questions, please email the Adventures Coordinator, Karen Woo, at fpladventures@gmail.com.