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Archaeology NOW Talk

Legion: life in the Roman army

Thu 23 May 2024

Djanogly Theatre

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Presented by Richard Abdy, British Museum and exhibition Curator.

The scale and organisation of the Roman army was unprecedented in the ancient Western world. A major new British Museum exhibition and accompanying book, Legion: life in the Roman army, tell the story of everyday aspects of the army in the heyday of the Roman Empire – from life in a tent to the food soldiers consumed – and explains its hierarchy, roles, equipment and place in a vast multi-ethnic society divided between citizens and subjects.

This talk is part of the Museum Archaeology NOW Programme, a series of University of Nottingham Museum talks focusing on current archaeological and related work.

Image credit: Roman scutum (shield) – Yale University Art Gallery, Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos

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