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The Grandeur That was Rome

After four Aspen Institute seminars on Florence, we open our series on Renaissance Rome with a seminar in Aspen from December 14-16, 2011.   

During our three morning sessions, our world-class moderators,  Bill Cook and Ross King will use artistic masterpieces to guide us through the art, philosophy, theology, commerce, lifestyle, and politics of Renaissance Rome.  We’ll cover ancient Greek and Roman philosophers, classical art, the flourishing of the Roman Empire, the birth of Christianity – and so much more. 

Public Panel, Thursday, December 15th
Koch Building, The Aspen Institute
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Tickets, $20
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Bill Cook is the familiar voice of the Renaissance, in his celebrated lectures for the Teaching Company.   As Professor of History at SUNY Geneseo and author of five books on the Renaissance, he has taught Michelangelo, the Medici, and Renaissance Florence for the past 40 years. 

Ross King has written a number of best-selling books on Renaissance, including  Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling about the Sistine Chapel. 

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Event information
Wed Dec 14, 2011 - Fri Dec 16, 2011
8:30am - 12:30pm GMT+0000
The Koch Building
1000 N. 3rd Street
Aspen, CO 81611, United States