Roman Archaeology Group

Perth, Western Australia

RAG Lectures, 29th January 2022.

FREE PUBLIC LECTURES


Saturday, 29th January 2022.
1:30 – 4:00 pm
N.B. These will be at the Social Science Lecture Theatre (opposite the Japanese pond, see below for map).
“The Roman Army in the Near East in the First Century AD: Josephus and the First Jewish War”. Em. Prof. David Kennedy
The Roman Army is one of the most-studied of all Roman institutions. Ironically, Roman writers seldom tell us much about its organization and character. Direct and detailed descriptions are mainly provided by non-Romans who want to tell their own people about this remarkable organization: In the 2nd century BC that is the Greek writer Polybius; in the 1st century AD it is the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus. Most of what Josephus has to report is centred on his detailed account of the catastrophic First Jewish War (AD 66-70).
“Masada: Fortress, Palace and Siege.” Em. Prof. David Kennedy
Josephus is also our principal written source for the great fortress of Masada overlooking the Dead Sea. Mainly that concerns the Roman siege towards the end of the First Jewish War but he also describes the marvellous palace built there by the Herods. Now, too, several decades of survey and excavation has revealed a mass of new information much of it now published extensively.

The Spoils from the capture of Jerusalem in the Triumph of the Emperor Titus on his Arch in Rome.

5 comments on “RAG Lectures, 29th January 2022.

  1. Kim Lesouef
    January 24, 2022

    Hi! I seem to have fallen off the membership register. Can I just pay my lost dues and resume? Thanks

    • trv
      January 24, 2022

      Hi Kim, thanks very much for your message. Can you please contact the Treasurer via email: travii@me.com
      Warm regards,
      Perth Roman Archaeology Group

  2. Shirley and Richard Clancy
    January 26, 2022

    Shirley and Richard Clancy did not receive an email about this first lecture for RAG this year
    2022.
    We seemed to have dropped off the list again
    and only found out about the lecture through the Ancient Egyptian Society members .
    We may also need to renew our membership
    as we seem to have fallen out of that too .

    • trv
      January 26, 2022

      Dear Shirley & Richard,
      Thanks for your comment. We have sent you an email regarding this. Please check your “junk” mail folder if it is not showing in your inbox.
      Warm regards,

  3. Shirley and Richard Clancy
    January 26, 2022

    Shirley and Richard Clancy did not receive an email about this first lecture for RAG this year
    2022.
    We seemed to have dropped off the list again
    and only found out about the lecture through the Ancient Egyptian Society members .
    We may also need to renew our membership
    as we seem to have fallen out of that too .

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