Borderlands of the Roman Empire with Veronica Iacomi

Borderlands of the Roman Empire with Veronica Iacomi


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The Roman Empire was composed of a complex network of local governments, social classes, and cultures. As its territory expanded and residents were pushed to assimilate, the Roman military was often met with resistance.

Our discussion will review the many distinct cultures which were conquered by the Romans, as we take a virtual tour from the British Isles to the Germanic frontier to Northern Africa. Marked by natural elements (rivers, mountain ranges, deserts) and built structures (Hadrian's Wall) the limes germanicus represent the bulwark of Ancient Roman civilization. 

Led by an expert on Roman Archaeology, our conversation will focus on the physical and ideological boundaries which defined the map of Ancient Rome. Participants in this seminar will come away with an understanding of the periphery of the Roman Empire and its historic landmarks which have survived through the ages. 

Veronica is a PhD archaeologist who worked on excavations in Rome and abroad (Turkey) for over 20 years. Subject topics of her research range from funerary archaeology to domestic architecture, with a special interest in Late Antiquity, the Provinces of the Roman Empire, processes of assimilation and cultural interchanges, economy and production in the Antiquity. Enthusiastic traveller and explorer, she has always devoted herself not only to her academic career but also to dissemination activities as a lecturer, tour guide in Rome (for over 10 years), tour planner and leader for trips all around the Mediterrenean. History buff, in love for her city - Rome, the Eternal City! -, moved by curiousity and a genuine passion for stories behind History, she likes to convey her expertise while never forgetting how to be also a good companion for your exploration of the ancient world.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Francis Hamilton (Worksop, GB)
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This was a great learning experience. I did not realize that Roman borders were so heavily built outside of Hadrian's wall and the limes.

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This was a great learning experience. I did not realize that Roman borders were so heavily built outside of Hadrian's wall and the limes.

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