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Liskeard Arts Discovery Day – The Glory that was Greece: The Grandeur that was Rome
November 9, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Liskeard Arts (LIDFAS) Discovery Days are held on a Wednesday in the Public Hall, Liskeard and run from 9.30am – 3.30pm with refreshments beforehand, a morning coffee break and an optional £5 lunch which can be booked with the £25 ticket
This month’s subject is The Glory that was Greece: The Grandeur that was Rome, lecturer Hugh Ellwood
Architect and artist Hugh Ellwood embarks on his sweeping tour of the Classical World with Greece, where pottery began to appear almost three thousand years ago. Greek sculpture developed to reveal an extraordinary realism, both in marble and in bronze. Temple architecture was technically simple, but aesthetically the most sophisticated ever seen to that date.
The Romans conquered the known world and founded their empire on the ruins of the Hellenistic Kingdoms. Rome’s outstanding achievements in engineering, her military and administrative skills were added to the artistic, sculptural and architectural triumphs of the Greeks. Hugh looks at developments in all these fields over a period of more than five hundred years, during which Rome became without doubt the most important influence in Western Europe.