Published: Jan. 23, 2019

Decorating for Death:
Sculptural Programs at the Colosseum
& Flavian Amphitheaters

Greek statue of Capua Venus

Dr. Steven L. Tuck
Professor and Chair of Classics at Miani Ohio University

January 23
HUMN 150 at 5:30 pm

Amphitheaters like the Colosseum at Rome were the greatest entertainment venues in the Roman world. Their decoration was designed to reinforce both the activities within the structure such as animal hunts and prisoner executions and the value systems behind them while enhancing the experience for spectators. This lecture examines the decorative programs of the Colosseum and its sister amphitheaters at Capua and Puteoli.

This event is free and open to the public.

Brown Bag Discussion
1/23/19 in HUMN 345 at 1 pm

Prof. Steve Tuck from Miami Ohio University will also offer informal brown bag chat on Wednesday, 1/23 from 1:00 - 2:00 in the HUMN Third Floor Reading Room. The title of the discussion is, "Where Did the Pompeians go? Searching for Refugees from the Eruption of Vesuvius, AD 79." Please feel free to join us and bring along a lunch or beverage if you like. No refreshments will be served.

Colosseum coin Titus