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2:00 pm

Members’ Lecture- Ravenna: The Twilight of the Roman Empire

December 11, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
Virtual VA United States + Google Map
Free

December 11 @ 2:00 pm
Speaker: Elaine Ruffolo, Art Historian
Contact: Phone: 757.221.2700 , museum@wm.edu
Free to Muscarelle Members with registration
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For a brief, dazzling moment, Ravenna was an unlikely refuge for a world falling apart. The city’s history, enshrined in superb Byzantine mosaics, reflects the twilight of the Roman Empire and the beginning of the Middle Ages. As the capital of the Western Roman Empire in its last days, then of the occidental provinces of the Byzantine Empire, it offered a refuge of luxury and splendor, a return to antique civilization rising above the relentless seas of barbarism.

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