Dr Simon Elliott

Simon Elliott to talk on everyday life in Roman London

Dr Simon Elliott, who completed his PhD in the Department of Classical & Archaeological Studies, will be delivering a talk entitled ‘Everyday Life in Roman London’ at the Guildhall Library in London on 2 November 2017.

In this talk, Simon will narrate a day in the life of a wide variety of Roman Londoners in the mid 2nd century AD when the city was at its height during the Roman occupation. He will lift the lid on every aspect of day-to-day living in the city during the Roman period, from every perspective in society, showing how some things were very similar to our experiences today, but some things very different.

Simon’s PhD project, considered industry in Roman Kent and the role of Roman Military therein, was entitled ‘Late Roman Kent’ and supervised by Dr Steve Willis. Last year, Simon published his first historical book, Sea Eagles of Empire: The Classis Britannica and the Battles for Britain (The History Press, 2016).

The event is part of the Londinium season, a series of events to tell the city’s Roman story. Tickets cost £5 (plus booking fee), which includes wine reception.

To book, please see the webpage.

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