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The Roman Empire - with Martin Thorpe

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

Event / Course or class
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
17 September 2019 - 26 November 2019 14:00 - 15:30
Image of event The Roman Empire - with Martin Thorpe

In the 2nd century AD the Roman Empire stretched from Scotland to North Africa and from the Atlantic to Iraq, and its legacy continues to this day. Was it a beneficent civilising force (like the British Empire?) or a ruthless colonial force (like the British Empire?) ? The main focus of the course will be on the period from Tiberius to Marcus Aurelius (AD 14-180) though we shall continue in outline up to the early 4th century when Constantine adopted Christianity and shifted the capital to Byzantium/Constantinople/Istanbul. As well as a basic narrative of events we shall consider such topics as how we know about the empire; how it was organised; how far it was ‘Roman’; how far it varied over time and from one area to another. Martin Thorpe read Classics at Cambridge. He has been an active member of the Joint Association of Classical Teachers and since retirement has been a tutor for the Open University and for a number of adult courses locally. Where: Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery When: Tuesdays: September 17th to November 26th (no class on October 8th and 15th 29th ) 2019 Time: 2pm-3.30pm Cost: £70

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£70 pp To book: contact 01743 258881 or [email protected]