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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

  • Saturday 27 September, 2014

Fishbourne Roman Palace and Gardens

Site Visit & Tour of the Stores

  • Saturday 18 October, 2014

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, 2014

Augustus, the First Emperor

A joint colloquium with the ARA at the British Museum


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 103 (2013) and Britannia 44 (2013) have just been published! Click on the links for a list of contents and abstracts.


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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