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Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies


London meetings & AGM

London Evening Lecture

Tuesday 11 November, 2014 at 5.30pm


Chancellor's Hall, Senate House

William Fitzgerald

Three Latin Poets in a Word

Greek and Roman Curses

Vilbia Tablet

Tuesday 17 March, 2015, at 5.30pm

Chancellor's Hall, Senate House

In association with the Hellenic Society

Esther Eidinow: Greek inscribed curses and the social historian

Margaret Mountford: “A plague on all their horses”: spells and curses at the races

Curse tablets on display. The figure behind is asking for a curse against the thief who has stolen his bathing tunic

Stephen Clews: Messages to the Goddess revealed… private thoughts of ordinary people…hear all about it

Stephen Clews will be talking about the 130 curse tablets recovered from the hot spring at Bath, which give us an insight into many aspects of life at the edge of Empire. The tablets were recently inscribed on the UNESCO UK Memory of the World Register of outstanding documentary heritage and are the first documents from Roman Britain to be recognised in this way.

Annual General Meeting

Saturday 6 June, 2015

Woburn Suite, Senate House

2pm: AGM

Romanisation? Provincial Cultures in the Principate


2.30   Dominic Rathbone: Gods, Soldiers, Mummies: Making Egypt Roman

3.00   Andrew Gardner: Post-Romanisation Perspectives on the Provincial West

3.45   Tea

4.15   Tony Spawforth: Romanization? Modern Problems and Ancient Greeks

4.45   Tessa Rajak: Changing Faces, Changing Places, in Roman Judaea

5.30   Reception