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Ravenna and Constantinople in the 6th-8th centuries

Ravenna and Constantinople in the 6th-8th centuries: Greek influences and detractions

Lecture by Judith Herrin

Given by the Anglo-Hellenic League on March 30, 2021

Judith Herrin addresses the status of Ravenna as the empire’s outpost in the West; its importance for diplomatic, military and cultural connections with Constantinople and Greek culture; and the evidence of knowledge, and appreciation, of early medieval Greek within the city. She will take us to some of the principal monuments and remains of the city from the sixth to the eighth centuries.

Judith Herrin is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Classics at King’s College London and a leading historian on the Byzantine world. Her latest book is Ravenna: Capital of Empire, Crucible of Europe. You can follow Judith on Twitter @JudithHerrin2

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See also her lecture Ravenna: Crucible of Europe

Top Image: Ravenna depicted circa 1600 – Wikimedia Commons

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