Thursday 7 Sep 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM


In the fourth century, the Christian Church underwent a fundamental transformation, as it moved from being outlawed to being endorsed by the Roman Emperor.

This change required a new type of architecture – one that could accommodate large numbers of people, reflect the Church’s new status and meet the needs of Christian worshippers. This talk will examine the new style of architecture developed for the Church in the fourth century and its legacy to today.

CHRISTOPHER GRIBBIN is a public historian specialising in ancient Greece and Rome. He is passionate about bringing the ancient world to life for modern audiences and has worked on projects with the ABC, Hellenic Museum and History Teachers’ Association of Victoria. He also leads tours to Europe with Australians Studying Abroad.

This lecture is presented on-site at The Johnston Collection. Please see your ticket for details.

This lecture is supported by The Colin Holden Charitable Trust.

images supplied:
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, Ravenna, Italy
Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč, Croatia

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