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Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies


Welcome to The Roman Society

Centenary Celebrations, 3rd June 2010

The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies - The Roman Society

The Roman Society was founded in 1910 to advance the understanding of ancient Rome and the Roman Empire.

With over 2,000 members the Society is international in its reach and encourages Roman studies by supporting research and publications, providing training opportunities for young researchers, promoting the teaching of Latin in schools, as well as sponsoring conferences, public lectures and site visits.

Dates For Your Diary

Saturday 29th October 

A day conference hosted with the Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust and the Roman Antiquities Section, YAS, Grassington, North Yorkshire

More information is available here.

Download a booking form here.

Saturday 5th November

A joint conference with the Association for Roman Archaeology, at the British Museum

More information is available here.

Download a booking form here.


Tuesday 8th November, 17:30 

London Evening Lecture, Senate House

Professor Eleanor Dickey: Naked from the knees up: ancient Latin textbooks rediscovered

Tuesday 6th December, 16.00-19.00

Joan Pye Lecture, Senate House 

‘Settlement and Economy in the Countryside of Roman Britain’

Click here for more details.

The Joint Library

The Joint Library is maintained jointly with the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies and in association with the Institute of Classical Studies.

With over 130,000 volumes, including 675 current periodical titles, it has an international reputation as one of the world's foremost Classics lending libraries.

Membership of the Roman Society allows borrowing rights of up to four volumes.

New Publications

The Towns of Roman Britain


Britannia Monograph 28

Silchester: Changing Visions of A Roman Town Integrating Geophysics and Archaeology: The Results of the Silchester Mapping PRoject 2005-2010

Edited by John Creighton with Robert Fry  

Britannia Monograph 29

New Visions of the Countryside of Roman Britain Volume 1: The Rural Settlement of Roman Britain

By Alexander Smith, Martyn Allen, Tom Brindle and Michael Fulford


For more information on publications, see here


Over 1500 digital images based on a selection from the Society's original slide collection held by the Library are now available to download. 

Members are also encouraged to donate their own slides and help the collection to grow.

Click here to go straight to the IMAGO site.




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