Frances Pew Hayes Center to offer free lecture on Ravenna and the Roman Empire

The Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at Hodges University will present a free lecture on the
city of Ravenna and its importance to the Roman Empire. The lecture will be held on Tuesday, December 3, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at the Hodges Naples campus, 2655 Northbrooke Drive, just off I-75, in Naples. 

Today the charming small city of Ravenna, tucked away on Italy’s Adriatic coast, is not on many tour routes, but it was a strategically important capital in the last centuries of the Roman Empire. This class will explore the city’s history from the 3rd through 6th centuries as revealed in its treasures of incredible architecture and glowing mosaics.

The lecture will be presented by Carol Jonson. Ms. Jonson holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in English Literature from Wayne State University in Detroit and did her post-graduate work at the University of Detroit in Medieval and Renaissance Literature. A charter faculty member of the CLL and a member of its advisory committee, Jonson was honored in 2010 by Hodges University for her years of volunteer service to the CLL. She is a Class XVI graduate of the Greater Naples Leadership (GNL) Program, a member of GNL’s board and Program Chair for GNL Masters Class XVIII.

This session of the CLL is free of charge and open to the public, but pre-registrations are requested. For more information, please call (239) 598-6143.

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