Presentations of ancient Roman epigraphs from the Ambrosiana collections.
Among its many treasures, the Biblioteca Ambrosiana also owns a collection of ancient epigraphs (Roman inscriptions). For long a little neglected, lately these ancient inscriptions have been object of renewed interest among scholars. Some of the most interesting specimens are presented annually – two this year – as an example of the vitality of this means of communication of the past, shedding light on some aspects of life in ancient times.
(lectures in Italian)
Thursday May 30, h 16.30
Antonio Sartori L’iscrizione 71-VIII. Calunniata e rivalutata
Thursday September 26, ore 16.30
Mauro Reali e Antonio Sartori L’iscrizione 79-XIV. Non solo la famiglia
May 30 2019, h 16.30
September 26 2019, h 16.30
Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana
Piazza Pio XI 2
The lectures will be grouped into three "knots":"Memory and Christianity, from Augustine to the Modern Age", "Memory in performative and missionary practices" and "Practices of Memory and Mission: from Europe to the Overseas Worlds".