Mon, Aug 24|
Online Conference Room
The Roman Forum: Fertile Field of Civilization
Enjoy an in-depth virtual visit to a new site we are exploring online: the Roman forum, or ancient downtown Rome! Part 1 of 3 in our series on Ancient Rome.
Time & Location
Aug 24, 2020, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM EDT
Online Conference Room
About the Event
Enjoy a high-quality virtual visit back in time to Ancient Rome. Staying safe and staying home, you will enjoy a decade's worth of insights gleaned from leading pilgrims and patrons through the beauitful & compelling drama of sacred beauty and ancient history. It is also a perfect opportunity to get some real *insider* information with a small group of online friends.
The theme of this virtual visit will focus on the Roman Forum, or ancient downtown Rome. For the West, can we say that the Roman Forum is the most important ancient downtown ever? I would say, probably so, yes!
Specfically, we will investigate how from the ancient Roman Kingdon to the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire-- all important stages in the development of the ancient powerhouse of Rome--the Romans dedicated themselves to bringing order from chaos. Engineering order, whether it be military, religious, or politicial order, the cultural hegimony of the Romans was most visible in their downtown center, and became like a sort of fertizilier to early Christians, and later Western peoples and cultures, when it came to sowing their own idea about living in an ordered world or ordered cosmos.
To go along with our visit to Rome's ruins, we will enjoy wine while looking and investigating at places where ancient Romans drank wine themselves! And since we are speaking about order, what brings order and balance to high-end wines? What can we look for in its structure? Also, how do heritage, ancinet vines & the flavors they hold, still come across in the wine we drink today? Is there a hint of flavor in our wines that unite us to the flavors the Ancient Romans enjoyed? Our wine expert will answer these questions & more when we pair our visit to the Roman Forum with REAL, delicious Roman wine,
This is not a boring Zoom; this is a highly-interactive and highly-produced virtual cultural experience.
All the virtual walks will take place online, of course. To participate you will need a computer with a good (fast) internet connection, and Zoom downloaded onto your computer or device. We recommend that you have WhatsApp installed and working, but this is not necessary.
Once you register, all the log-in details, instructions, and directions will be sent to you via email.
As a courtesy, if you plan to no longer participate in the virtual tour, we ask you to please provide us with a cancellation notice at least 24 hours before the event. We cannot guarantee refunds for cancellations made with less than 24 hours' notice, though we will endeavor to do our best !
Small Group 1hr Virtual Visit
This ticket includes admission to our online virtual visit, which will last approximately 45minutes, plus time for Q&A$12.00+$0.30 service fee