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Full Series – A Day in the Life of Ordinary Romans

Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Wednesday, 27 October 2021
Wednesday, 3 November 2021
Wednesday, 10 November 2021
Wednesday, 17 November 2021
10am PST
1pm EST
6pm BST
7pm CEST

With Dr Eireann Marshall

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All too often our view of ancient Rome centres around great men and great events. Just as in antiquity, our narrative of Rome revolves around recounting the deeds and misdemeanours of the various colourful emperors who ruled Rome. Increasingly, however, it is accepted that the lives of Romans, both ordinary and rich, are even more captivating and shed light on what living in the city of Rome and its empire was really like. This series looks at the lives of people from different echelons to explore the challenges they faced, the entertainment they sought, as well as their daily routines. We will see that the wealth distribution in ancient Rome was such that the gulf separating ordinary people from elites was far more pronounced than it is today, as were the differences between the free and the enslaved, as well as the differences between the genders. It was a world experienced in entirely different ways according to one’s station and identity, one which was much more complex and cosmopolitan than is ordinarily understood. It is in grasping their lives that we can grasp what ancient Rome was really like.

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Dr Eireann Marshall

Dr Eireann Marshall is a Research Associate and Associate Lecturer with the Open University. She has published a number of articles on Ancient North Africa, and co-edited volumes on 'Death and Disease in the Ancient City' and ‘Women’s influence on Classical Civilisation’. Eireann has led many tours for specialist tour operators, to Italy and North Africa. In 2019 she was awarded Wanderlust Magazine's Top History & Culture Guide at its World Guide Awards.

Prof Gregory Dowling

Prof Gregory Dowling is Associate Professor of American Literature at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

He has written numerous articles on Venice, and was responsible for the sightseeing pages of the first five editions of the Time Out Guide to Venice. He currently also sits on the board of directors for a new museum in Ravenna devoted to Lord Byron, which will open in 2021.

He is also the author of the “Alvise Marangon” historical thriller novels set in Venice and a regular lecturer at the “Circolo Italo-Britannico” in Venice.

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