Images for 002 Julius lecture
Click on each of the images to see a full size version.
CLEOPATRA VII, QUEEN OF EGYPT 2 Photos © S.P. Kershaw
Portrait of Cleopatra now in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin.
‘Her own beauty . . . was not of that incomparable kind which instantly captivates the beholder. But the charm of her presence was irresistible, and there was an attraction in her person and her talk, together with a peculiar force of character which . . . laid all who associated with her under its spell’. (Plutarch, Antony 27, trans. I Scott-Kilvert, in Plutarch, Makers of Rome: Nine Lives by Plutarch, Harmonsworth: Penguin, 1965.)
THE FORUM ROMANUM AT ROME Photo © S.P. Kershaw.
Overlooking the Forum in Rome from the Capitoline Hill. The remains of the Basilica Julia (dedicated in 46 BCE) are on the left of the photo, beneath the trees.
THE FORUM OF JULIUS CAESAR, ROME Photo © S.P. Kershaw