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Mon, Nov 15


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The Monumental Statue of Ovid / The History of Romania in One Object

One of the symbols of Constanța, the Ancient Roman Tomis

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The Monumental Statue of Ovid / The History of Romania in One Object

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Nov 15, 2021, 2:00 PM EST

Online Event

About The Event

The fall season of our online series "The History of Romania in One Object", created in partnership with the Museum of National History and Archaeology in Constanța, focuses on artifacts and objects found in the culturally diverse province of Dobrogea (Dobruja), a Southeastern region of Romania bordering the Black Sea, whose rich historical texture was woven by Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman influences.

The fifth episode of the series brings forth one of the symbols of Constanța (ancient Tomis), the 1887 monumental statue of  the great poet Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), one of Latin literature’s greatest names, who was exiled by Emperor Octavian Augustus by the shores of the Black Sea, far from Rome, at the restless and cold borders of the Empire

Text by historian Cristian Cealera. Video presentation by historian Andreea Andrei. Film concept by Cristian Cealera and Constantin Țițineanu.

Watch on our Facebook, YouTube, IGTV and website on Monday, November 15 at 2 p.m. EST or anytime later!

Our online series THE HISTORY OF ROMANIA IN ONE OBJECT, developed in partnership with some of the most important history museums in the country, evokes decisive epochs in Romania's past starting from artifacts or vestiges with powerful symbolic, representative value.

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