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Roman Vergil and Roman Britain

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 7:00pm

Fourier, 103

Illustrated lecture by Sister Therese Dougherty, Ph.D., Professor of Classics

Although Vergil, the greatest of all Roman poets, never crossed the English channel, we will celebrate his birthday with a virtual tour of Roman Britain.  This lecture will focus on remains of Roman life in modern London, St Albans, Colchester, Corinium, and Bath, as well as army life at Vindolanda on Hadrian’s Wall.  You will see objects used in everyday life and popular places for shopping and entertainment, examine some curse tablets found at Bath and look at letters sent and received by Romans living in the fort at Vindolanda.  The lecture will be followed by refreshments worthy of the greatest poet of them all.  This is an opportunity for a preview of next summer’s archeological tour of Britain, but is open to all.

Further information at tdougherty@ndm.edu or 410-532-5559

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