Antonine palaces – Villa Magna and the myth of the frugal emperor

Birgitta Hoffmann

Thanks to the letters between Marcus Aurelius and Fronto, we have long since seen Antoninus Pius as the ‘frugal emperor’ who enjoyed nothing more than spend time on his farms and help with the harvest.
The excavations at Villa Magna near Anagni have now helped to put this image of the rural emperor in perspective, by revealing some of the features of this ‘rural palace’ and its luxurious fittings, which makes it more akin to Trianon, than a ‘normal’ Roman villa.

Day: Thursday,  27 September 2018  Time: 2pm– 4pm

(Please note: Due to the inclement weather and illness in March 2018 two of the lectures on Antoninus Pius had to be rescheduled. This is the final one of these lectures. If you were originally booked on the course, you have been transferred to the new date and there is no need to book again)

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Cross Street, Manchester, M2 1NL

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