Live Webinar "The Lands of Amber"


Offered through Schola Humanistica

The final chapters of Tacitus’ Germanica treat the unexplored terrain in northernmost Europe on the coast of what is now known as the Baltic Sea. In this seminar we will focus on these frigid lands and the Roman accounts in which geographical description metamorphosizes into fairy tale and myth. We will discuss peoples with bizarre customs, forests, ice, and fossilized resin – amber – a highly valued gem among the Romans which reached the Mediterranean through a complex web of trade networks, and praised by authors such as Pliny and Martial.

Instructor: Paolo Pezzuolo

Target Audience: Teachers, students, and scholars of the Ancient World and Renaissance Humanism.

Language of the Webinar: Latin

First Webinar: Friday, 11th December 2020; 18:00-19:30 CET

Second Webinar: Friday, 18th December 2020; 18:00-19:30 CET

Verification: at the end of the seminar, a certificate of participation will be issued.

Enrollment Deadline: Tuesday, 9th December 2020, @ 15:00 CET

Price: €15.75 with an Annual Pass (€19.90 without an Annual Pass)


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