Part two: (Tue, October 18, 2022 from Noon to 1:30pm ET.)
We take a deep dive into Vitruvius's 10 books of architecture. Far beyond the scope of any Roman or Greek contemporary, Vitruvius sought to define and outline an entire discipline. We compare and contrast his ideas of architecture versus those of his contemporaries and measure Vitruvius's writings against the work and education of an architect today. We'll examine the Roman architect's education, building materials, building types, site planning, acoustics, machines, and more!
A Ph.D. archaeologist and historian, Darius Arya has led excavations (Rome, Ostia Antica) and taught university programs in Italy for over 17 years. He’s a Fulbright scholar, fellow of the American Academy in Rome, and guest scholar of Getty Conservation Institute. He directs the American Institute for Roman Culture and its online learning platform Ancient Rome Live.
This event will be held via Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link two times, 24 hours before the event and one hour prior to the lecture.