April events at the American Academy of Rome
15 April. Local Status and Mediterranean Connections in Roman Tuscany: New Excavations along the Via Aurelia Vetus. Archaeologist Sandro Sebastiani from the University of Sheffield discusses his excavations at the Tuscan port at Rusellae.
17 April. Spartacus: The Man, the Myth, the Legacy. Barry Strauss discusses the facts, myth and modern relevance of Spartacus. Commentary by Giuliano Amato. The event takes place at 17.30 at the Centro Studi Americani on Via Michelangelo Caetani 32.
24 April. Vitae Pomponianae. Lives of Classical Writers in Fifteenth-Century Roman Humanism. This two-day international conference, organised in collaboration with Det Danske Institut i Rom, studies Pomponius Laetus' biographies of great Latin writers. 09.00-17.00. The first part of the conference takes place on 23 April at the Det Danske Institut i Rom, Via Omero 18.
Until 29 April. Martino Gamper and Jason Dodge: Design and Narrative in the Found Object. The exhibition looks at the everyday world through the work of two artists whose practices are very different but who have in common a fascination with the potential of the Found Object to become something else. Fri-Sun 16.00-19.00.
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American Academy of Rome, Via Angelo Masina 5, tel. 0658461.