Mistaken Identities: How to Identify a Roman Emperor
Lecture by Mary Beard
Given at Stanford University, September 29, 2011
What did the Roman emperor look like? Among the thousands of surviving Roman imperial marble heads, how do we put a name to a face, or a face to a name? This lecture will take a critical look at this process: it will not only question some of our modern certainties about who is who, but it will ask what we can learn from our mistakes.
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