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

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British School at Rome
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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)

https://bsr.ac.uk/it-depends-upon-your-point-of-view-narrative-and-empathy-in-the-reliefs-of-trajans-column/

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