Sponsored by AIA Chicago Society, Illinois Classical Conference, Department of Classics, The University of Chicago
AIA Society Event: Chicago
Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Breasted Hall, The Oriental Institute
1155 E 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Breasted Hall, The Oriental Institute 1155 E 58th Street Chicago IL 60637 How did ancient Romans understand other peoples, especially Africans? This talk surveys the evidence of Roman literture, inscriptions and especially works of art, including unpublished material from current excavations. Dr. Bell investigates the creative forms of artistic expression that Africans inspired across the empire, and suggests some possible motives for their creation.