26
November
17.00
Cost: Free

From Cyriacus of Ancona to Louis-Francois-Sebastien Fauvel: Via Egnatia Rediscovered

Ordinary Meeting of Fellows (Fellows and Guests Only)

via egnatia - 26 nov 2015 lectureFrom Cyriacus of Ancona to Louis-Francois-Sebastien Fauvel: Via Egnatia Rediscovered

Lecture by Eurydice Geoganteli, FSA

The lecture explores the archaeology of the Via Egnatia through the eyes of early modern travellers and antiquaries, and the study of written sources and extant remains along the route. Constructed by the Romans on a route partly developed by King Philip II of Macedon, the Via Egnatia became over time one of the most significant routes of trade, warfare, diplomacy, pilgrimage and cultural exchange in Europe. The rediscovery of its ancient and medieval landscapes began during the travels of Ciriaco de' Pizzicolli (Cyriacus of Ancona, 1391-1453/55) in the Levant, and was systematized in the next three centuries in the context of Europe’s multifaceted encounters with the East.

Image: From Carole Raddato, Flickr.com.