Conference on Roman Literature, Culture and History of the Roman Empire on the 1950th Anniversary of the Pisonian Conspiracy.
Place and date: Charles University, Prague, 24–25 September 2015.
The conference Roma Argentea, held on 24 and 25 September 2015, was organized by the Institute of Greek and Latin Studies of the Faculty of Arts of the Charles University in Prague. The conference brought together researchers from major Czech research institutions in Classical Studies and from other disciplines as the Pisonian conspiracy reached its 1950th anniversary. The Pisonian conspiracy, named after its leader Gaius Calpurnius Piso, was plotted by the Roman elite against the emperor Nero. However, it was exposed in 65 CE and led to the death of the main conspirators, and of the philosopher Seneca, his nephew Lucan and the writer Petronius.