History Lecture - Gladiators and Secrets of the Colosseum

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ossining Public Library

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Join us for this lecture series in celebration of Italian Heritage Month.

Lecture 2: 

Gladiators and Secrets of the Colosseum

Entertainment during the Roman Empire looked quite different than what we seek in modern times. This program explores who a gladiator actually was (professional vs slave), how the Colosseum provided a world-renowned stage for these shows, and the various types of gladiatorial spectacle.  We explore the Roman Colosseum, unearthing its secrets and trap doors, imagining what it must have been like for a gladiator in the arena to face a wild animal from the far reaches of the Roman Empire. Part of a series of four Ancient Roman themed lectures.

Presenter's Bio:

Marisa Horowitz-Jaffe has been studying, teaching and living ancient history for over 25 years. Her background includes double Bachelors degrees in Roman Archaeology and Egyptology from The University of Michigan, and a Master’s degree from Harvard University in Art and Museum Education. She spent two decades working in elite NYC art museum education departments, and ­­­­now enjoys bringing her own artifacts and mobile museum to present enrichment programs in schools, libraries and community groups. Currently, she offers a variety of virtual programs and museum tours.  She also offers private VIP tours in person at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  For more information, please visit www.MuseumsWithMarisa.com.

Registration is required.  Please register on our online calendar and the zoom link and info. will be sent directly to you on the day of the program.

Event Type(s): Lecture, Presentations
Age Group(s): Adults
James Trapasso
(914) 941-2416 ext. 327

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