Roman Archaeology Group

Perth, Western Australia

Sat 9 Sep 2017 – Two free lectures.

On Saturday 9th September, 2017, Dr Michael Birrell will be presenting two lectures to the Roman Archaeology Group (Perth). The lectures will be held in the Alexander Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, University of Western Australia. (north side of main car park at Hackett Entrance 1)

1:30pm – Leptis Magna: A Roman City in North Africa.
2:30pm – Afternoon tea.
3:00pm – Gladiator: Life and Death in the Roman Arena.

– See attached flyer for details.


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Leptis Magna: A Roman City in North Africa.
Leptis Magna is one of the most impressive Roman ruins. Located on the coast of Libya, the city developed from a small Punic harbour into a major trading hub. Leptis reached its most magnificent form under the Punic speaking Emperor Septimius Severus who ruled at the beginning of the 3rd century AD.

3:00pm – Gladiator: Life and Death in the Roman Arena.
Roman Gladiators were armed combatants who entertained audiences by fighting other gladiators, wild animals and condemned criminals in the arena. Few gladiators survived more than 10 bouts. The physical remains of gladiators are helping us understand what injuries they sustained and how they were patched up to fight another day.

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