13 October 2018 - 23 March 2019

Roman Forum



All the encounters are held on Saturday mornings, starting at 11.30
Admission free while places last (seating for 100 and standing room for 30)
Reservations required
Reservations for the events open 10 days in advance

How to get here
Curia Iulia at the Roman Forum
Metro station Colosseo, Via dei Fori Imperiali near Largo Corrado Ricci

Curated by Maurizio Bettini
Promoted by Parco archeologico del Colosseo with Electa


Restoring to life the myths — the Mythologica of the Greeks and Romans — through tales and images, as stories to listen to and view as images but also as cultural models revealing customs and beliefs we thought we had forgotten. And today’s issues and problems re-emerge from an antiquity that seemed remote.

The initiative aims to explore the metamorphosis of these ancient tales by dealing with each of them in an encounter with two experts. In the first part of the meeting the classicists will recount the myth and explain its cultural significance. In the second part, the words of an art historian, a writer, filmmaker or singer-songwriter will highlight the different ways the ancient stories were adapted, retold and interpreted through the centuries.  (read more)