Roma Britannica: Britain and the British in the Latin inscriptions of Rome

22 May 2019 - 18:00

Lecture in English by Tyler Lansford 


In AD 43, the emperor Claudius inaugurated the first durable Anglo-Roman relations by landing an expeditionary force on the coast of Kent. Over the ensuing centuries, contacts between the British and Rome have been sporadically memorialised in Latin inscriptions; taken together, these documents constitute an eccentrically pointilliste archive of a long and ambivalent politico-ecclesiastical intercourse. Tyler Lansford is a lecturer in the Department of Classics at the University of Colorado, Boulder


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