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1123 Years and 18 Days: Glories and Failures of the Byzantine Empire through Art

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The Byzantine Empire lasted from the days of ancient Rome and Constantine the Great (330 AD) to the age of exploration with Constantine Palaeologus who died in 1453 AD. Although it has been gone for centuries the heritage of its art remains from Constantinople (Istanbul) to Venice and Ravenna. This presentation illustrates its history of military achievement, religious triumph, courts of intrigue, and bloody betrayals of this great empire through its art and architecture. See the spectacular paintings and mosaics created in the midst of vicious politics, warfare, bloodshed, heroism and faith. Five periods will be described and illustrated: the founding; the age of Justinian and Theodora; the grisly triumph of Basil the Bulgar Slayer and the Fourth Crusade treachery; and, finally, the Fall of Constantinople.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

MultipleInstructor :
1.Annette Kingman2.Peter Smith 



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Registration Closes On
Thursday, April 12, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
4/12/2018 - 4/12/2018 Weekly - Thu 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Rio Rancho, The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho  Map Peter Smith  ; Annette Kingman