William St Clair, author of The Reading Nation in the Romantic Period, will discuss the ways in which the Acropolis has historically been interpreted by three main constituencies, the people of Athens, visitors from abroad, and those who only saw Athens in their imaginations through visual depictions. Beginning in modern times when current ways of seeing were invented, and going back through chronological layers, he suggests how his approach can improve our understanding of how the Acropolis was understood in antiquity and that it was the viewers who made the meanings. The talk will include images never previously shown.
7pm Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth
Tickets: Full £6.00 Concessions £4.00
Date: Wednesday, February 06, 2013
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