Archaeology, Art and Life in Roman Britain

Course Ref: C3747068
Date: 5 meetings on Wednesdays starting 10/11/2021. 10:00am - 12:00pm
Venue: Online
Tutor: Sandra Smith
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Fee: £32.00

What did the Romans ever do for us? The Romans first invaded Britain under Julius Caesar in the first century BC, but it is the Emperor Claudius who sent an army to subdue the British Isles. In this course we will investigate Roman customs, religion, engineering, politics and art in order to understand the spectacular contribution they made to modernising Britain and enhancing its cultural life. We will study engineering and planning marvels, such as their road system, fortress network and new towns and cities. We will, of course spend some time looking in detail at Hadrian's Wall and discover the daily life of a Roman soldier in the furthest reaches of the Empire. We will also discover how the Romans tolerated local religions, which can be seen in the Bath complex and Temple at Bath and will discover the luxurious life of the Roman villa owner at places such as Fishbourne Palace. We will investigate the thousands of objects that tell us about craft skill, religion and daily life.

To book a place on this course ring 0300 303 3464 or go to the central WEA website by clicking here.