Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will have a 5-part educational series focusing on “Ancient Empires” this spring. The third program in the series, “Ancient Empires: Rome,” will take place on Saturday, March 17, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., in the Multi-purpose Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.
In this third of five programs on Ancient Empires, former architecture professor Sheba Akhtar will talk about the Roman Republic and the assassination of Julius Caesar, the Roman Empire and Augustus Caesar, and Emperor Constantine and the rise of Christianity. Learn about different Roman achievements, such as city-planning and government, art and literature, engineering and architecture, and military and cultural conquests.
Akhtar received her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania and taught art and architecture history for 20 years. She is the author of “Of Colour and Form” and numerous articles on art and architecture.
The series will continue in April and May with programs on Early Christianity and Early Islam.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library at 281-395-1311 or the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734