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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

The Roman Society was founded in 1910 to advance the understanding of ancient Rome and the Roman Empire.

With over 2,000 members the Society is international in its reach and encourages Roman studies by supporting research and publications, providing training opportunities for young researchers, promoting the teaching of Latin in schools, as well as sponsoring conferences, public lectures and site visits.


Tuesday 6 November, 5.30pm

Brunswick G7, Senate House

Dr Christopher Whitton

The arts of imitation in Latin prose: Pliny’s Epistles / Quintilian in Brief

Tuesday 13 November

The Roman Society and Roman Research Trust

The Joan Pye Lecture

Woburn Suite (G22/26), Senate House

Professor Simon Esmonde Cleary

Chedworth: excavations and reimaginings at a Roman villa 1864-2018

Saturday 17 November

Clore Centre, BP Theatre, British Museum

The People of Roman Britain at Home and Abroad

This Symposium is aimed at looking at the general population of Roman Britain. New archaeological research, notably covering rural settlements and burials, will shed light on the lives of millions of people who lived across the province, often people who are largely overlooked in general literature about the province. There will also be a consideration of the evidence for Britons working and living elsewhere in the Roman Empire, reminding us that Britannia was truly an integrated province of the Empire.

More details are available here

The Hellenic and Roman Library

The Hellenic and Roman Library is maintained jointly with the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies and in association with the Institute of Classical Studies.

With over 150,000 volumes, including almost 700 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

The Towns of Roman Britain


Britannia Monograph 28

Silchester: Changing Visions of a Roman Town integrating geophysics and archaeology: the Results of the Silchester Mapping Project 2005-2010

Edited by John Creighton with Robert Fry  

Britannia Monograph 29

New Visions of the Countryside of Roman Britain Volume 1: The Rural Settlement of Roman Britain

By Alexander Smith, Martyn Allen, Tom Brindle and Michael Fulford


For more information on these volumes, see here. They can be ordered directly from Oxbow.


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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