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Jaś Elsner

SOLD OUT: Lennox Seminar: Beyond the Picturesque: Personification as Landscape in Roman Visual Culture

Mar 31, 6:00 PM–7:00 PM

John L. Santikos Auditorium

Ticket Price: Free with Registration


If you missed out on in-person tickets for this lecture, virtual tickets are still available. Walk-in tickets may be available the day of the event.  

Join Jaś Elsner, professor of late antique art at Oxford University, for a lecture examining the place of personification in Roman landscape imagery and the ways this plays alongside and against more literalist landscape painting. This program is part of the Lennox Seminar Lecture series presented by Trinity University’s Department of Classical Studies.  

Jaś Elsner is professor of late antique art at Oxford University and visiting professor of art and religion at the University of Chicago, as well as being external member at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence, Italy.  He works on all aspects of Roman, early Christian, and Byzantine art, especially the literature of art and of description in antiquity; comparativism in the arts of Eurasia; and the historiography and methodologies of art history.

The Trinity University Lennox Seminar was made possible by the Martha, David and Bagby Lennox Foundation. Lectures and Artist Conversations are made possible by generous support from the Louis A. and Frances B. Wagner lecture fund.  

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