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Livia's enthusiasm for her subject sends me on a reading journey of Rome's history. I have seen all these collections but they are more alive to me now because of her explanation of their back story which you do not get from a guide book or from articles. She has helped me to understand the why of things.
The instructor gives a very comprehensive overview of four collections, looking at the family and collection history over many centuries, and looks in depth at many of the individual sculptures and works in the collection. She is also wonderful at context, weaving together the threads of the works with other historic works, myths, and events in the Greek and Roman world. She is passionate and engaging in her lectures, and despite being familiar with some of the material, I always learn something new and interesting in the presentations.
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This was the third segment of a wonderful course exploring the principles of collecting and rehousing some of the great sculpture of Rome. Livia Galante is so enthusiastic and precise: she's a treasure.
Another wonderful segment of the four-part study of Italian collections of Greek and Roman statues. Livia Galante's intelligence and enthusiasm keep you on the edge of your seat!