Antoninus Pius – and his court

Birgitta Hoffmann

Due to the inclement weather and illness, two of the lectures on Antoninus Pius had to be rescheduled. Please, note the new dates of the lectures. If you were booked on the original lectures, you have been transferred to the new dates (if you cannot make the dates, you are entitled to a refund).

The over twenty years of Antoninus Pius suffers from a singular lack of ‘normal’ historical sources, which makes writing a normal biography difficult. This course is reviewing the evidence for his reign and how we know about it. We will also be focusing on why it has the reputation of being the heighday of the Roman Empire


1 March 19 April – Bringing up the princes – the role of Fronto and Herodes Atticus

15 March 27 September – Antonine palaces – Villa Magna and the myth of the frugal emperor

The lectures can be attended individually or as a complete course.

Day: Thursdays Time: 2pm– 4pm

2 lectures, 19th April and 27th September 2018.

Cross Street Chapel
Cross Street, Manchester, M2 1NL

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£12 16 30

To book, complete the MANCENT booking form and send it with payment to

Birgitta Hoffmann, 55 Broadwalk, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5PL
email: phone: 07747 533 070


Adult Education in Manchester and Cheshire