L’antica Hispellum, l’odierna Spello (PG), fu insignita del titolo Flavia Costans (Rescritto di Spello) da Costantino il Grande per la fedeltà mostrata dalla città alla famiglia dell’imperatore romano che regnò dal 306 al 337, anno della sua morte.
Costantino I, oltre a porre ufficialmente termine a tutte le persecuzioni religiose e proclamare la neutralità dell’Impero nei confronti di ogni fede, cioè la parificazione del Cristianesimo ai culti pagani grazie all’Editto di Milano (Editto di tolleranza) del 313, rivitalizzò l’Impero riorganizzandolo dal punto di vista istituzionale, economico e sociale. Ritardandone la caduta.

E la mostraAurea Umbra. Una regione dell’Impero nell’era di Costantino”, dal 29 Luglio al 9 Dicembre 2012 presso il Palazzo Comunale di Spello, racconta proprio la vita del Cuore Verde d’Italia nel periodo che va dal III al VI secolo d.C.. Curata dallo scrittore e storico Valerio Massimo Manfredi, la mostra illustrerà un’età tardoantica “aurea”, prospera, dove progressivamente i culti pagani lasciarono il posto a quelli cristiani, spesso diventando un tutt’uno con la politica come il culto dell’imperatore e della sua famiglia.

Oltre ad esemplari di arte ufficiale come ritratti, dediche e miliari, si potranno trovare oggetti della vita lussuosa delle aristocrazie del tempo come mosaici ed arredi, ma anche testimonianze e documenti riguardanti il ceto medio e quello subalterno.

 

La Mostra sarà visitabile nei seguenti orari:

  • Luglio, Agosto, Settembre 10:30 – 13:00 / 15:00 – 18:30 chiuso il Lunedì;
  • Ottobre, Novembre 10:30 – 13:00 / 14:30 – 17:00 Venerdì, Sabato e Domenica;
  • 1-9 Dicembre 10:30 – 13:00 / 14:30 – 17:00 tutti i giorni.

Fabrizio Galeazzi

The ancient Hispellum, today Spello (PG), was awarded of the Flavia Constans title (Rescritto, edict, of Spello) by Constantius Chlorus to the loyalty shown by the city to the family of the Roman emperor who reigned from 306 to 337 AD, the year of his death.
Constantius I, in addition to officially put an end to all religious persecution and proclaiming the neutrality of the Empire against any faith, that the equalization of Christianity to the pagan cults by the Edict of Milan (Edict of Tolerance) of 313, revitalized the Empire reorganizing it in terms of institutional, economic and social. Delaying the fall.

And the exhibit “Aurea Umbria. Una regione dell’Impero nell’era di Costantino” (“Aurea Umbria. A region of the Empire in the era of Constantius”), from July 29th to December 9th, 2012 at the Palazzo Comunale of Spello, describes the life of the Green Heart of Italy in the period from the third to sixth century AD. Curated by writer and historian Valerio Massimo Manfredi, the exhibition will illustrate an “aurea” (golden) late ancient age, prosperous, where the pagan cults gradually gave way to Christian ones, often becoming one with politics as the worship of the emperor and of his family.

In addition to copies of official art such as portraits, dedications and milestones, you will find objects of the luxurious life of the aristocracy of the time as mosaics and furniture, but also witnesses and documents from the middle class and the peasantry.

 

Hours:

  • July, August, September 10:30 to 13:00 / 15:00 to 18:30 closed on Mondays;
  • October, November 10:30 to 13:00 / 14:30 to 17:00 Friday, Saturday and Sunday;
  • December 1st to 9th 10:30 – 13.00 / 14.30 – 17.00 every day.

Fabrizio Galeazzi

The ancient Hispellum, today Spello (PG), was awarded of the Flavia Constans title (Rescritto, edict, of Spello) by Constantius Chlorus to the loyalty shown by the city to the family of the Roman emperor who reigned from 306 to 337 AD, the year of his death.
Constantius I, in addition to officially put an end to all religious persecution and proclaiming the neutrality of the Empire against any faith, that the equalization of Christianity to the pagan cults by the Edict of Milan (Edict of Tolerance) of 313, revitalized the Empire reorganizing it in terms of institutional, economic and social. Delaying the fall.

And the exhibit “Aurea Umbria. Una regione dell’Impero nell’era di Costantino” (“Aurea Umbria. A region of the Empire in the era of Constantius”), from July 29th to December 9th, 2012 at the Palazzo Comunale of Spello, describes the life of the Green Heart of Italy in the period from the third to sixth century AD. Curated by writer and historian Valerio Massimo Manfredi, the exhibition will illustrate an “aurea” (golden) late ancient age, prosperous, where the pagan cults gradually gave way to Christian ones, often becoming one with politics as the worship of the emperor and of his family.

In addition to copies of official art such as portraits, dedications and milestones, you will find objects of the luxurious life of the aristocracy of the time as mosaics and furniture, but also witnesses and documents from the middle class and the peasantry.

 

Hours:

  • July, August, September 10:30 to 13:00 / 15:00 to 18:30 closed on Mondays;
  • October, November 10:30 to 13:00 / 14:30 to 17:00 Friday, Saturday and Sunday;
  • December 1st to 9th 10:30 – 13.00 / 14.30 – 17.00 every day.

Fabrizio Galeazzi

e ancient Hispellum, today Spello (PG), was awarded of the Flavia Constans title (Rescritto, edict, of Spello) by Constantius Chlorus to the loyalty shown by the city to the family of the Roman emperor who reigned from 306 to 337 AD, the year of his death.
Constantius I, in addition to officially put an end to all religious persecution and proclaiming the neutrality of the Empire against any faith, that the equalization of Christianity to the pagan cults by the Edict of Milan (Edict of Tolerance) of 313, revitalized the Empire reorganizing it in terms of institutional, economic and social. Delaying the fall.

And the exhibit “Aurea Umbria. Una regione dell’Impero nell’era di Costantino” (“Aurea Umbria. A region of the Empire in the era of Constantius”), from July 29th to December 9th, 2012 at the Palazzo Comunale of Spello, describes the life of the Green Heart of Italy in the period from the third to sixth century AD. Curated by writer and historian Valerio Massimo Manfredi, the exhibition will illustrate an “aurea” (golden) late ancient age, prosperous, where the pagan cults gradually gave way to Christian ones, often becoming one with politics as the worship of the emperor and of his family.

In addition to copies of official art such as portraits, dedications and milestones, you will find objects of the luxurious life of the aristocracy of the time as mosaics and furniture, but also witnesses and documents from the middle class and the peasantry.

 

Hours:

  • July, August, September 10:30 to 13:00 / 15:00 to 18:30 closed on Mondays;
  • October, November 10:30 to 13:00 / 14:30 to 17:00 Friday, Saturday and Sunday;
  • December 1st to 9th 10:30 – 13.00 / 14.30 – 17.00 every day.

Fabrizio Galeazzi

The ancient Hispellum, today Spello (PG), was awarded of the Flavia Constans title (Rescritto, edict, of Spello) by Constantius Chlorus to the loyalty shown by the city to the family of the Roman emperor who reigned from 306 to 337 AD, the year of his death.
Constantius I, in addition to officially put an end to all religious persecution and proclaiming the neutrality of the Empire against any faith, that the equalization of Christianity to the pagan cults by the Edict of Milan (Edict of Tolerance) of 313, revitalized the Empire reorganizing it in terms of institutional, economic and social. Delaying the fall.

And the exhibitAurea Umbria. Una regione dell’Impero nell’era di Costantino” (“Aurea Umbria. A region of the Empire in the era of Constantius”), from July 29th to December 9th, 2012 at the Palazzo Comunale of Spello, describes the life of the Green Heart of Italy in the period from the third to sixth century AD. Curated by writer and historian Valerio Massimo Manfredi, the exhibition will illustrate an “aurea” (golden) late ancient age, prosperous, where the pagan cults gradually gave way to Christian ones, often becoming one with politics as the worship of the emperor and of his family.

In addition to copies of official art such as portraits, dedications and milestones, you will find objects of the luxurious life of the aristocracy of the time as mosaics and furniture, but also witnesses and documents from the middle class and the peasantry.

 

Hours:

  • July, August, September 10:30 to 13:00 / 15:00 to 18:30 closed on Mondays;
  • October, November 10:30 to 13:00 / 14:30 to 17:00 Friday, Saturday and Sunday;
  • December 1st to 9th 10:30 – 13.00 / 14.30 – 17.00 every day.

Fabrizio Galeazzi