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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

  • Thursday 16 October

Roman Empire: Power and People - A British Museum Tour, Leeds City Museum

Adrian Chadwick: Fields and farms, lucre and lightning seeds – people, coins and the rural landscape in Roman Yorkshire

  • Saturday 18 October

The Romans in Ryedale and Beyond

A joint conference with the Roman Antiquities Section (YAS), Friends of Malton Museum at the Milton Rooms, Malton

  • Saturday 1 November

Augustus, the First Emperor

A joint colloquium with the ARA at the British Museum

  • Tuesday 11 November

London Evening Lecture

William Fitzgerald: Three Poets in a Word

  • Saturday 15 November

Beyond the walls: The baths, temples, villages and fields outside the forts on Hadrian's Wall: recent work

A conference with WallQuest Community Archaeology & the Arbeia Society

  • Tuesday 25 November

The Joan Pye Lecture in association with the Roman Research Trust

Peter Guest: The Legionary Fortress at Caerleon: recent discoveries and new perspectives


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


JRS & Britannia

The JRS 104 (2014) and Britannia 45 (2014) will be published in November. Make sure that your subscription and contact details are up to date.


Just published

JRS Monograph 12, Monumenta Asiae Minoris Antiqua XI: Monuments from Phrygia and Lykaonia, edited by Peter Thonemann et al.

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

Also available

The African Frontiers, David Mattingly et al. Order a copy 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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