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« The triumph of the senses : sensory awareness and the divine in Roman public celebrations », Séminaire Synaesthesia

conférence donnée par Mark Bradley (Nottingham),  jeudi 14 avril 2016 16h-18h Musée Saint Raymond, Toulouse   It is well known that Roman triumphal celebrations – annual rites of passage, major festivals and the triumph itself – were a giant multisensory experience for the populus Romanus : vivid colours and gleaming spectacles ; musical instruments and singing that resound through the city ; the odours of burning sacrifice and incense ; the taste of public banquets ; and tactile encounters with cult statues, booty and jostling crowds. But it is not enough just to reconstruct what this synaesthetic experience might have been like.The...