the program for the XXIV edition

Paolo Carafa

RIMINI – What unites the haircut that Charles V wore as soon as he landed in Italy in 1529, with the long table where Putin made his guests sit during his recent diplomatic visits? And what does the eagle, a symbol of the Augustus era, have to do with the viral bombardment of the social images of politicians and influencers? Or again, what is there in common between a canvas placed on the altar of a 16th-century church and Napoleon’s magnificent public attitudes?

What mixes all these examples is a very precise need: to obtain the consent of the observer, whether it be a people who are to rule, an audience who is to entertain, or the believers who are to stimulate. To gain that favor, therefore, to share his vision of the world or simply his ideas, with the prospect of keeping this “feeling together” for as long as possible.

That Ancient World Festivalthe historic Rimini cultural event that from 6 to 31 July it returns again to reconcile the past with the present, the old with the present.

Archaeologists, historians, intellectuals and journalists will be divided between Francesca da Rimini Arena and the Lapidarium of the City Museum in the eleven evening talks and in the six book presentations at aperitif time; At the same time, four series of routes and guided tours between the museum and the city will give you the opportunity to get to know the ancient and modern city better, while the highly valued educational initiatives from Little Ancient World Festival they will offer children and young people opportunities to learn by playing.

And the tradition of faith will be there too Festival elsewhereor book presentations, cultural walks in the area, activities for adults and children promoted by the municipalities of Cattolica, Riccione, Santarcangelo, Savignano sul Rubicone and Verucchio.

The focus of the whole event will be the evening talks.

The nights of Rimini culture start Wednesday, July 6th at 21 and Arena Francesca da Rimini. After the institutional greetings and a reminder of the festival’s founder Marcello Di Bellarecently passed away, the professors Giovanni Brizzi And Gino Bandelli they will discuss consensus in the ancient world and its reflections in modernity. Friday, July 8th the evening meetings begin at 9.30pm and again at the Arena he is an archaeologist Paolo Carafa to tell the fascinating figure of Emperor Augustus, closely linked to the theme of consent.

Wednesday, July 13th the festival moves to the city museum’s Lapidarium, where the directors of the museums in Rimini and Palazzo Madama in Turin, Giovanni Sassu And Giovanni CF Villa they will tell the relationship to the images and propaganda of two of history’s most important sovereigns: Charles V and Napoleon.

Friday, July 15th it is the historian’s turn Maria Giuseppina Muzzarelli entertain the public at Lapidary on the topic How to Limit Luxury and Maintain Consent. A testimony from the Middle Ages.

Sunday, July 17thon the other hand, topicality and the war in Ukraine will be affected: it will be the journalist Roberto Zichittellahistorical voice from Radio3 Mondo, to conduct a three-part dialogue with Micol Flamminipen by “Il Foglio”, ed Elena KostioukovitchRussian author, on Zelensky’s communication strategies and the propaganda strategies implemented by the Putin regime.

We return to the Arena for the latest appointments. Wednesday, July 20th a comparison between two refined and original intellectuals, Francesco Filippi And Lorenzo Pavoliniwill be an opportunity to tell the dynamics of consent, between symbols and the exhibition of the body, during the fascist era.

To the professor Ivano Dionigiformer rector of the University of Bologna, becomes Friday, July 22nd guide the audience to understand the etymology of consent, with a conversation with the suggestive title Words that kill, words that save.

Sunday, July 24th the guest of honor will be the great journalist, essayist and traveler Paolo Rumiz. Draws inspiration from his latest book, Songs for EuropeRumiz will question the origins and values ​​of Europe in relation to the festival’s theme.

Three days later, it July 27art history will be the main character of the evening with another special guest: the English scholar David Ekserdjiana professor at the University of Leicester and one of the greatest art historians in the United Kingdom who will analyze the three-way relationship that has connected patrons, the public and altarpieces in various historical periods.

The closure is entrusted to it July 31st to the effervescent intelligence of the journalist Filippo Ceccarellihistorical signature of the Republic, as in dialogue with Paolo Pagliarowill analyze consensus in the Italian press, today, and end the journey through time of the XXIV edition of the Ancient World Festival with topicality.

The event is organized by Rimini Municipality – Ministry of Culture – Extra-European museums and cultureswith “Il Mulino” publishing houseand uses the protection of Emilia Romagna region and the collaboration with Surveillance of archeology, visual arts and landscape for the provinces of Ravenna, Forlì-Cesena and Rimini.

The initiative program is attached.

Old / Present. Ancient World Festival
XXIV edition

Consent | Consent
Propaganda and power from antiquity to the present day

RIMINI, Cattolica, Riccione, Santarcangelo, Savignano sul Rubicone, Verucchio

6 – 31 July 2022

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