Image: Gold cross in San Vitale, Ravenna. Source: Judith Herrin
Abstract: This talk will explore the influence of Greek and Greek culture in Ravenna, where Latin was the language of everyday life in the sixth-eighth centuries, while Gothic and Greek left deep marks. The reconquest of the city by imperial troops in 540 brought a major shift to direct rule from Constantinople, where Latin was still the dominant medium. But by the seventh century communication between the two cities was all in Greek with interesting influences on Ravenna’s culture.
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Tuesday 4 May 2021, 5pm UK / 7pm Greece