The Romans at dinner: a view from archaeology and art

Monday 17 June 2013,

Free, booking advised

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A lecture discussing Roman dining practices as shown in art and archaeology.

Dinner for the Romans was the central function of social life, and a formal dinner party was governed by numerous rules and conventions, some of them still familiar but many alien to modern ways.

Katherine Dunbabin, Professor Emerita, McMaster University, discusses what these tell us about Roman attitudes to dining and the ideology that governed behaviour at the dining table.

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