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The Sixtieth A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts: Twelve Caesars: Images of Power from Ancient Rome to Salvador Dalí, Part 6: Rough Work? Emperors Defaced and Destroyed

Mary Beard, Cambridge University

This six-part lecture series examines the continuing engagement throughout history with images of Roman emperors and its impact on Western visual art and culture. In this sixth and final lecture of the series, originally delivered at the National Gallery of Art on May 8, 2011, the esteemed classicist and professor Mary Beard summarizes the complexity of the reception of images of Roman imperial life and power as they have been altered, combined, redefined, and proliferated in all media.