Evening Lecture - The Roman Military with John Smith

Thursday 30/04/15 19:00 - 20:30

Corinium Museum

An evening lecture exploring the Roman Army and their role in Britain. Military historian John Smith will explore archaeological evidence of Roman military equipment.
Thursday 30 April, 7-8.30pm An evening lecture exploring the Roman Army and their role in Britain. Military historian John Smith will explore archaeological evidence of Roman military equipment and how this translates into creating a picture of the Roman soldier. John will uncover living conditions, food and drink and the social habits of Roman military personnel; exposing some of the military activities in Cirencester. Looking at the impact the Roman Army had on south west Britain, John will discuss the legacy the Roman Army left behind, including the spiders web of Roman roads around the country. John Smith is a Living History Archaeologist. His commitment to Archaeology started in 1971, participating in excavations that covered sites from Iron Age to World War 2. He has worked on Roman Villa Heritage sites, ultimately as Curator at Bignor Roman Villa. Cost: £6 per adult, £5 for season ticket holders. Booking essential