Ancient Rome and the Clash of Civilisations

Posted by er134 at Apr 25, 2013 10:19 AM |
University of Leicester expert archaeologist to give Inaugural lecture on Tuesday 30 April 2013

An expert archaeologist from the University of Leicester will give a free public lecture about how even the smallest archaeological artefact can shape our understanding of history and the rise and fall of ancient civilisations.

Professor Simon James (pictured), from the School of Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Leicester, will deliver the lecture, entitled Ancient Rome and the clash of Civilizations: or the curious life of artefact H278, on Tuesday 30 April.

The lecture will discuss how Roman artefacts, particularly the remnants of ancient warfare and battle, can provide clues about our past and the histories and fates of ancient civilisations.

Professor James will focus in particular on artefact H278, a small decorative copper-alloy casting, currently in the store of Yale University Art Gallery in Connecticut, USA.

Ancient Rome and the clash of Civilizations: or the curious life of artefact H278 will be held in the Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 1, at 5:30pm on Tuesday 30 April 2013.

The lecture is free and open to the public. More information can be found here.