DAYS OF ANTIQUITY IN PULA – MAY 2024

In May, when all around there are wonderful scents that evoke memories, Pula – one of the most beautiful cities in the world –will host the traditional event ”Days of Antiquity”.

Throughout the theme event ”A Hint of the Roman Empire“, living images of the ancient Pula in the present moment will take us back to the distant past.

IN SEARCH OF ANCIENT BEAUTY (QUAESTIO DE PULCHRITUDINE ANTIQUA), in honour of an ancient wedding, at the beautiful Forum in Pula, the audience will enjoy and participate very actively during the entire event. In this way, they will create a new community by incorporating their own thoughts, emotions and experiences.
THE FRAGRANCE OF A WOMAN – THE SECRET OF A BALSAMARY (ODOR FEMINAE – SECRETUM BALSAMARII), SOUNDS OF ANTIQUITY (SONI ANTIQUI) and TASTES OF ANTIQUITY (GUSTUS ANTIQUITATIS) will trigger all your senses.
Through the method of storytelling, visitors will be presented with the customs and traditions preceding a ROMAN WEDDING (NUPTIAE ROMANAE). In ancient times, the act of marriage was celebrated with the words:
”I take you to be my wife (or husband) and I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad“

The marriage was preceded by an engagement, which was prepared for months, even years, before the act of marriage itself.
With specific music and dance performances in front of the majestic Temple of Augustus, with the “living history” concept the audience will experience a unique form of bonding and celebration.
The workshop ART AND WINE – motifs of antiquity (ARS VINUMQUE) invites you to actively participate and get in touch with your own view of history.
The Gladiator SPEAR (HASTA) will give you the opportunity to see and meet the gladiators. As the grand finale, gladiator fights, a valuable part of a three-thousand-year-long history of the city and its surroundings, will take place in the Pula Arena on the last weekend of the event.
EXPERIENCE THE DAYS OF ANTIQUITY IN PULA

UBI TU GAIUS,EGO GAIA

(“Wherever you go, I will follow you“) – these are key words of an ancient Roman wedding ceremony and a beautiful message to remember from your holiday in Pula.

 

FRIDAYS 17., 24. & 31.5.

A HINT OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE – AURA IMPERII ROMANI

IN HONOUR OF AN ANCIENT WEDDING – WHEREVER YOU GO, I WILL FOLLOW YOU – DE NUPTIIS ROMANIS – UBI TU GAIUS, EGO GAIA

STORYTELLING & LIVING HISTORY

18.00     SOUNDS OF ANTIQUITY – SONI ANTIQUI

18.15     SIGNS – OMINA

18.30     GLADIATOR SPEAR – HASTA

18.40     IN SEARCH OF ANCIENT BEAUTY – QUAESTIO DE PULCHRITUDINE ANTIQUA

19.10     THE FRAGRANCE OF A WOMAN – THE SECRET OF A BALSAMARY – ODOR FEMINAE – SECRETUM BALSAMARII

19.40     ROMAN MARRIAGE – MATRIMONIUM ROMANUM

20.00     THE STORY OF A LYRE – LIRA NARRAT

20.40     TASTES OF ANTIQUITY – GUSTUS ANTIQUITATIS

 

21.15     ROMAN WEDDING – NUPTIAE ROMANAE

DANCE OF THE AMPHORAE – SALTATIO AMPHORARUM

BELLY DANCE – SALTATIO VENERIS

IN HONOUR OF WOMAN, a fashion story – MULIERIS HONORIS CAUSA

21.50     SOUNDS OF ANTIQUITY – SONI ANTIQUI

22.00    THE END – FINIS

 

SATURDAYS 18. & 25.5.

 

10.00-13.00       THE ROMAN MATRONA CORNER – DOMINAE ANGULUS

10.00 -13.00       I’LL BE A GLADIATOR TOO! – SCHOOL FOR LITTLE GLADIATORS – EGO QUOQUE GLADIATOR FIAM! – LUDUS PUERORUM

10.00 -11.30      CHILDREN’S STORIES – PHYSICAL EDUCATION OF LITTLE ROMANS – FABULAE PUERILES – INSTITUTIO ROMANORUM

12.00- 13.00      TOUR OF ANCIENT SITES – STARTING POINT: FORUM – PER POLAM ANTIQUAM

 

18.00-20.00        THE ROMAN MATRONA CORNER – DOMINAE ANGULUS

18.00-20.00        ART AND WINE WORKSHOP – motifs of antiquity – ARS VINUMQUE

18.30-19.30        WOMEN’S TALKS – GARRITUS ROMANARUM

19.30-20.00        THE STORY OF A LYRE – SOUNDS OF ANTIQUITY – LIRA NARRAT – SONI ANTIQUI

 

SATURDAY 01.06.2024

 

10.00-13.00       THE ROMAN MATRONA CORNER – DOMINAE ANGULUS

10.00-13.00       I’LL BE A GLADIATOR TOO! – SCHOOL FOR LITTLE GLADIATORS – EGO QUOQUE GLADIATOR FIAM! – LUDUS PUERORUM

10.00 -11.30      CHILDREN’S STORIES – PHYSICAL EDUCATION OF LITTLE ROMANS – FABULAE PUERILES – INSTITUTIO ROMANORUM

11.30-12.00       THE LIFE OF A YOUNG SOLINIAN – VITA PARVI SALONITANI

12.00- 13.00      TOUR OF ANCIENT SITES – STARTING POINT: FORUM – PER POLAM ANTIQUAM

 

18.00-20.00        THE ROMAN MATRONA CORNER – DOMINAE ANGULUS

18.00-20.00        ART AND WINE WORKSHOP – motifs of antiquity – ARS VINUMQUE

18.00-19.00        WOMEN’S TALKS – GARRITUS ROMANARUM

19.00                   GLADIATORS PARADE – PORTARATA, FORUM, ARENA

19.30-20.00        THE STORY OF A LYRE – SOUNDS OF ANTIQUITY – LIRA NARRAT – SONI ANTIQUI

20.00                   GLADIATOR FIGHTS – ARENA – SPECTACULA GLADIATORIA

19. April 2024.

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