Lecture: Raymond Van Dam, "Constantine at Rome in 312"(More about event)
Stewart Lecture: In his Ecclesiastical History Eusebius described a statue of Constantine at Rome. This statue was erected during the emperor’s visit to the capital from late 312 to early 313. Eusebius interpreted the statue as another indication of Constantine’s promotion of Christianity. In fact, the statue was most likely dedicated by the senate and represented an attempt to integrate a frontier emperor into the traditions of Rome. Eventually many statues of Constantine filled the landscape of Rome, most dedicated by the senate or individual senators.
Cosponsored by Department of Art and Archaeology, Department of Classics, Department of History, Council of the Humanities and Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies.
Location: McCormick Hall, Room 106
Date/Time: 10/03/13 at 4:30 pm - 10/03/13 at 6:30 pm
Department: Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity