Italian Sister City Group Announces Lecture on The Roman Kingdom
The Fredericksburg-Este Association continues its free lecture series with a talk on the earliest period of Roman history, from the eighth to the sixth century BC: The Kingdom of Rome. On January 17, Dr. Rusty Neal will present The Roman Kingdom: History, Legend, Myth, and Culture. The evening begins with a brief social gathering at 6:30 pm, at St. George’s Church, 905 Princess Anne Street, with entry at the George Street lower doorway. The lecture will begin at 7:00 PM. The program is free and open to all; donations are accepted.
Dr. Neal’s lecture explores the Roman Kingdom that predated the rise of The Roman Republic and the Roman Empire. The presentation examines Rome’s foundation myths, the semi-legendary kings of Rome, their accomplishments, and the institutions and culture of early Rome.
Dr. Neal has taught extensively on the rise of early civilizations in Europe, and the development of modern culture through such periods as the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. He is Professor Emeritus of Morrison University, Reno, Nevada.
The Fredericksburg-Este Association, founded in 2015, is a sister-city partner with Este, Italy, which is located about an hour west of Venice. The purpose of the Fredericksburg-Este Association is to nurture friendship and cultural understanding between the two cities through exchanges, programs and events.
Image Credit: JL David. The Rape of the Sabine Women. The Louvre.