John Julius Norwich on 'Cities that shaped the ancient world' SOLD OUT
Talk | The Royal Over-Seas League
Wednesday 11 March 2015 - 19:00 until 20:30
John Julius Norwich, author of the magisterial histories of Venice, Byzantium and the Mediterranean will give a talk based on his new book Cities That Shaped the Ancient World. These impressive cities built the foundations for urban life today, witnessing the birth of architecture, literature, drama, painting and sculpture. From the Near East which saw the earliest cities such as Ur and Babylon to Thebes and Amarna in ancient Egypt, and European cities such as Rome and Athens to the Americas and Asia.
Along with a personal commentary of his own, Viscount Norwich will illustrate his talk with photographs of the places as they are now, and the fabulous objects and works of art that once adorned them. His deep knowledge and appreciation of each site will bring the silent ruins to life as the teeming, state-of-the-art metropolises they once were.
A book signing and drinks reception will follow the talk.
This event has been organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.