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Visualising Maritime Cityscapes: The Representation of Harbours in the Graeco-Roman World

March 20 @ 2:00 pm


March 20
2:00 pm


Hardiman Research Building Room G011


Dr Federico Ugolini – Visiting Research Fellow

Visualising maritime cityscapes’ explains how and why Greek and Romans represented so frequently the sea and the marine infrastructures within their artworks. This paper argues that the available textual and iconographic evidence supports the argument that these representations have a symbolic, rather than literal, meaning and message. It is also noted that the traditional view, that all these media represent the reality of the contemporary cityscapes, is shown to be often unrealistic.