Friday, November 8, 2013

CCR Walks with Olivia: Augustus and the birth of the Empire - November 16, 2013

This walk provides a framework for the exhibition on Augustus which opened on 18 October, 2013, and will closing on 9 February, 2014. From the Obelisk of Montecitorio, to the Pantheon and the Ara Pacis to the Mausoleum of Augustus, this walk strings together a number of sites in Rome which show how Augustan policy attempted to redefine the Urbs and its landmarks, which can be fun whether or not you plan to visit the exhibition underway at the Scuderie del Quirinale. We start off from Piazza del Popolo and thread our way through the city as we re-create the context within which his ideas were given visual form, and examine the ramifications and far-reaching consequences of these choices, as well as their modern legacy.

Please note: the Ara Pacis Museum is hosting an exhibition on Impressionist paintings. We will therefore speak in detail of the Ara Pacis monument at the end of the tour, but you will be free to visit the museum on your own after the end of the walking tour. 

When: Saturday, November 16, 2013 
Time: 10 a.m. The walk lasts about two and a half hours, starting promptly at 10. Those who would like to have a coffee beforehand may start gathering at 9:30 at a coffee bar that will be specified in the confirmation email.
Meeting Point: Piazza del Popolo area. The exact meeting point will be sent out to registered participants.
Cost: €10 for CCR members, €15 for non-members.
RSVP required by Wednesday, November 13, 2013 ATTN Linda at or Olivia Ercoli at You are financially responsible for your reservation. 
NOTE: Please bring correct change, familiarize yourself with the meeting place ahead of time and make sure you are ready to depart promptly.