Speaking of Books: Decoration and Display in Rome's Imperial Thermae
Across the Roman Empire, ubiquitous archaeological, art historical, and literary evidence attests to the significance of bathing for Romans' routines and relationships. Decoration and Display in Rome's Imperial Thermae presents a detailed analysis of the extensive decoration of the best preserved of these bathing complexes, the Baths of Caracalla (inaugurated 216 CE).
Maryl B. Gensheimer is a historian of Roman art and archaeology. Her research focuses on the art and architecture of the city of Rome, on the Bay of Naples, and in Asia Minor. She is particularly interested in ancient cities and urban life, and the social structures and interdependent systems of urban design and urban infrastructure that impacted the ancient experience of monuments and spaces. Professor Gensheimer is a faculty affiliate of the Department of Classics as well.
- Thursday, February 13, 2020
- 4:00pm - 5:00pm
- Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture (4213 Art/Sociology Building)
- Patricia Cossard