Conference "The female power in Late Antiquity"
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Imperial iconography in the 6th century, the example of Ravenna
In a period incorrectly considered as a “pivot”, between Antiquity and the Middle Ages, we see the emergence of a growing number of female figures in the upper echelons of Roman power. With the advent of the Theodosian dynasty during the 4th and 5th centuries, a shift began. Women are taking a long-term position on the stage where power is played out. Within the framework of the imperial sphere, the empresses are mentioned more and more alongside their husbands, bringing out a new reality: that of the imperial couple and of a two-headed power. What better example than the famous wife of Emperor Justinian, Theodora, immortalized on the mosaics of the Church of Sainte-Vitale in Ravenna in the 6th century.
Free conference, organized in the Cassinomagus thermal baths by the Friends of Chassenon association, the visit of the site remains chargeable. The conference will be held in the north gallery of the thermal baths, which is a covered but naturally ventilated space. Reservation is required , places are limited to respect health measures.