Dante Alighieri Society: ‘The Romans: A Shared European Cultural Heritage’ (Part 1)

On 6 and 12 May 2021, the Società Dante Alighieri, the Instituto Cervantes and the Alliance Française of Manchester invite you to celebrate Europe’s shared cultural roots through a discovery of the Roman heritage of four countries: the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and France. Join us for four online talks + Q&A over two evenings with renowned historians:

  • on 6 May, discover the secrets of Ancient London and explore Italian Paestum, a Greek colony conquered by Rome;
  • on 12 May, wander the streets of the dazzling Tarragona in Spain and learn why Nîmes and Autun are sometimes called the French sisters of Rome.

Free – These events will be held in English

PROGRAMME – Thursday 6 May

  • How Roman London was built (Ragstone to Riches!) | Speaker: Dr Simon Elliott
  • Paestum: a Greek city reshaped by the Romans | Speaker: Dr Marco VASILE

Registration is free via Eventbrite.