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  • Professor Steven Tuck, "Death, Mythology and Ideology in the Arena: Sculpture from the Ampitheater at Capua"

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    In his lecture, Professor Tuck will discuss the sculptural decoration from the ampitheater at Capua, focusing on its stylistic testimony to arena decorations of a period from which very little survives. By analyzing the surviving busts and statues, Professor Tuck can speak to the stylistic motifs and thematic content of Capua's sculptural programs and, by extension, those of the Colosseum which no longer survive. Professor Tuck also asserts that these artifacts contribute to a social narrative that reinforces the activities and value systems of the public that viewed them while enhancing the experience of arena spectacles.