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