The reception of Nero in opera
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: RC104
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
The lecture celebrates the ancient world and accompanies the forthcoming Classics Week (RC061) organised by City Lit in partnership with the British Museum and University College London. This year’s inspiration is the major British Museum exhibition “Nero: the man behind the myth”.
This lecture is by Gesine Manuwald, Professor of Latin and Head of the Department of Greek and Latin at University College London (UCL). Her research interests include Roman epic, Roman drama, Roman oratory and the reception of classical antiquity, especially in Latin literature of the Renaissance; she has published widely on all those areas.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
By presenting a selection of these operas the lecture will explore how the portrayal of Nero opera developed over the centuries.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- demonstrate some knowledge on the topic of the lectures.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Anyone with interest or curiosity for the ancient world is welcome to join. No previous knowledge required.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This is a tutor-led lecture, with opportunities to ask questions throughout the session.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No other costs. Please bring writing material if you wish to take notes.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You will find a list of all the courses offered by City Lit on our website, www.citylit.ac.uk.
Francesco has taught Italian language classes and literature at City Lit since 2014. He also works as Head of the Classics Department. After graduating with honours in Modern Languages and Literatures (English, German and Serbo-Croat), he moved to London and started teaching Italian at various adult education colleges, which gave him the opportunity to share his interest in Italian language, culture and traditions to a diverse range of students. During this time, he also acquired experience in curriculum management. Francesco currently prepares students for Italian exams. His passion includes philology, Dante, early Italian literature and the history of Italy (primarily the Northeast, where he grew up and was educated).
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.