The Getty Villa
Date: Sunday, March 6, 2016
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Auditorium
Past Event

The aqueducts of ancient Rome were designed and built for practical purposes of supplying fresh water to a growing empire, yet they served also as powerful symbols of wealth and political power. In this well illustrated presentation, classicist Peter Aicher takes a closer look at the aqueducts as public monuments and the influence of ancient engineering on designers of water resource systems in New York and California.

About Peter Aicher
Peter J. Aicher is emeritus professor of Classics at the University of Southern Maine. He is the author of numerous articles on Greek and Latin literature in addition to the books Guide to the Aqueducts of Ancient Rome and Rome Alive: A Source-guide to the Ancient City, and is a contributor to a forthcoming UNESCO volume on ancient water supplies in cultural contexts. His expertise in ancient aqueducts and the city of Rome has also been featured on television documentaries broadcast by NOVA, Discovery Channel, and National Geographic.

Planning your visit
The Getty Villa and its galleries are open to the general public from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. With your program ticket, you may arrive up to one hour prior to the start time of the program. For earlier arrival, a separate general admission ticket is recommended. The auditorium opens at 2:30 p.m. and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Café is open for lunch service from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and the Museum Store is open until 5:00 p.m.

How to Get Here
The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, approximately 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.