Such an excellent presenter. Wow!
The topic was pagan temples that were converted to Christian churches. I have been to Rome a number of times and had some knowledge of these ancient buildings but I felt that I learned a lot.
Wow. Cecilia Martini really goes above and beyond with this seminar. The part about the Pantheon was amazing and the other temples that were turned into Churches - like the Temple of Hercules - was just fantastic. I highly recommend.
Looking through an unusual lens at four sample temples that were converted to churches brings into focus unfamiliar and extraordinary details. The background on the pace of Christianization of Rome, and the changing ownership of the temples is very valuable in understanding much more than just the familiar textbook dates and events, and makes the temples-cum-churches all the more interesting. A really compelling lecture.