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.
The Society supports an extensive programme of publication including two of the leading Classics journals: the Journal of Roman Studies and Britannia. We also publish monographs and have recently launched Epistula, an e-newsletter circulated twice a year, keeping members up to date with news of recent discoveries, research, exhibitions, conferences and publications. For all orders and notes for contributors, please go to the Publications pages.
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 128,000 volumes, including 660 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.
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.
Following the Centenary Schools Appeal, we have created an online educational resource for schools and anyone with a general interest in the Roman world. We are very grateful to all those who contributed to the Appeal.
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