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The Roman Republic (509-27 B.C).



The Roman Republic (509-27 B.C).

Two-day conference with theatrical performances.

From its legendary origins as a tiny cluster of villages in the Italian countryside, ancient Rome grew into a vast metropolis and the dominant power of the Mediterranean. Leaders of the Roman Republic established a constitutional framework that embodied principles of separation of powers, checks and balances, and the rights and duties of citizenship (for some), a model that endured for centuries. Ultimately civil strife exacerbated by wide disparities in social and economic wellbeing and the strains of governing a far-flung empire doomed Cicero’s Republican Rome in the first century BCE. From its modelling of democratic values to its golden age of drama and its Greek- and Etruscan-inspired art, the Roman Republic was a major turning point in western civilization that inspires us to this day. Presented in collaboration with the Consul General of Italy in San Francisco and the Italian Cultural Institute. For more information, please visit this page.


Date: Friday, October 24, 2014

Entrance : Free