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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

was founded in 1910 as the sister society to the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies.

The Roman Society is the leading organisation in the United Kingdom for those interested in the study of Rome and the Roman Empire.

Its scope is wide, covering Roman history, archaeology, literature and art down to about A.D. 700.

It has a broadly based membership, drawn from over forty countries and from all ages and walks of life.

Dates for your Diary

Vilbia Tablet, Bath
  • Tuesday 17 March 

London Evening Event

In Association with the Hellenic Society


Greek and Roman Curses - a panel discussion with:

Esther Eidinow, Stephen Clews and Margaret Mountford

  • Wednesday 18 March

Cotswold Archaeology Annual Public Lecture, Cirencester

Timothy Darvill and Neil Holbrook: Grismond's Tower and Cirencester's western Roman cemeteries

  • 14 April

The Rural Settlement of Roman England: from regional perspectives to national synthesis

Followed by a book launch: M. Fulford & N. Holbrook, eds., The Towns of Roman Britain: the contribution of commercial archaeology since 1900, Britannia Monograph 27 (2015).

  • 22-24 April

Beau Street Hoard Symposium, Bath

The Beau Street Hoard, 17,577 silver Roman coins, was found in Bath in 2007. A public lecture will be delivered by Richard Abdy (British Museum) on Wednesday evening, and the conference will follow on 23-24.

More information is available here.

  • 6 June

AGM and Colloquium - Romanisation? Provincial Cultures in the Principate

with Dominic Rathbone, Andrew Gardner, Tony Spawforth and Tessa Rajak

Senate House, London

  • 20 July

The Hellenic and Roman Societies present a

Greek and Roman Armour Day

Senate House, London

Tickets for this event may be reserved here.

Further information & booking forms are available on the Events pages.

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



Just published

AD410: The History and Archaeology of Late and Post-Roman Britain, edited by F.K. Haarer, Rob Collins, Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews, Sam Moorhead, David Petts and Philippa Walton. A selection of papers delivered at a number of conferences on the theme of AD410 and the "End of Roman Britain" held to celebrate the Society's Centenary in 2010.

Britannia Monograph 26
A Late Roman Town House and its Environs. The Excavations of C.D. Drew and K.C. Collingwood Selby in Colliton Park, Dorechester, Dorset 1937-8
, by Emma Durham and Michael Fulford.

For all orders and notes for contributors, please go to the Publications pages. 


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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