Topic: Underwater Archaeological Discoveries
Title: "Decorating the Emperors' Dining Rooms: Underwater Discoveries and Changing Understanding"
Join the Nashville Parthenon Summer Symposia series!
Dr. Tuck’s talk will focus on some important underwater archaeological finds at two Roman sites-- Sperlonga and Punta Epitaffio, two Roman villas of Julio-Claudian emperors in Italy. By studying the sculptures, archaeologists can develop new ideas and continue learning more about how the artifacts were used in antiquity. After his presentation, Professor Tuck will have dedicated time for questions and discussion with the virtual audience.
Dr. Tuck holds a Ph.D. in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan, and is a Professor in the College of Arts & Science at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Sponsored by Humanities Tennessee, Centennial Park Conservancy, Archaeological Institute of America- Nashville Society, and Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation.