‘It depends upon your point of view’: narrative and empathy in the reliefs of Trajan’s Column

British School at Rome
via Antonio Gramsci 61
00197 Roma

Data evento
25 May 2022

Trajan’s Column conveys a war-story; and truth is said to be war’s first casualty. With due awareness of current events, this lecture offers a fresh analysis of how the monument unfolds according to certain principles of perspective and ‘narrative stimuli’. What makes a story told by images credible – if not ‘the truth’?

Nigel Spivey (Cambridge)