Save up to 20% on the price of your tickets! It's easy... Become a member today! If you are already a member, log in to get your member rate. All Roads Lead to Rome: The History of Rome Part I Art-full Fridays with Elaine RuffoloDaytime Program on Zoom Friday, April 16, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET Code: 1H0586 Tickets Login $20 - Member 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 $25 - Non-Member Resize text remove add Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo PROGRAM DESCRIPTION By the first century B.C., Rome was already the largest, richest, and most powerful city in the Mediterranean world. During the reigns of Julius Caesar and Augustus, Rome was transformed into a truly imperial city when the emperor was recognized as the ultimate authority. Under the emperors, Rome experienced great achievements in literature, architecture, and the arts. Religious cults flourished, temples built, and a number of public ceremonies and customs were reinstated. By the year 1 A.D., Rome was transformed from a city of modest brick and local stone into a metropolis of marble. An eventual decline in imperial power and the threat of invasions from outside the Italian peninsula, however, led to economic and political collapse. Constantinople replaced Rome as the new capital and Rome declined into a corrupt city teetering on the edge of disaster. Live from Florence, Italy, join art historian Elaine Ruffolo for this program. World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit* NOTE: Continue learning about Rome in the Part II of this program on Friday, April 30. UPCOMING ART-FULL FRIDAY PROGRAMS Feb. 5: Florence Feb. 19: Piero della Francesca March 12: Botticelli April 2: Mantua April 30: All Roads Lead to Rome Part II PATRON INFORMATION If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom. *Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here. This program is part of ourSmithsonian Associates Streaming series.