A roman mosaic showing women in bathing costumes

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Colchester Archaeology Talks 2020 - with Colchester Roman Circus Visitor Centre


‘ROMAN LIFE’
The 'Roman Life' series of talks from Richard Bale explores different aspects of living in Roman times using archaeological and historical evidence. Each talk seeks to reveal the how's and why's of a topic, so that we can understand both the similarities and differences with our Roman ancestors.

This series of talks describe and discuss aspects of Roman Life from an archaeological and historical perspective. Due to the nature of the period, some items may cause offense to a modern audience. The intention of the presenter is to be informative and to represent the Roman period as accurately as possible, both for its good elements and bad.

 

'Roman Life - Bathing & Exercising’

Whilst not necessarily a daily occurrence, bathing either at home or at the public baths was an important activity. Many elements of the modern spa can be recognised, from treatment rooms to swimming pools and saunas. The public baths also offered the opportunity to exercise prior to bathing, with ball games, wrestling and even boxing very popular.

Please note : This series of talks describe and discuss aspects of Roman Life from an archaeological and historical perspective. Due to the nature of the period, some items may cause offense to a modern audience. The intention of the presenter is to be informative and to represent the Roman period as accurately as possible, both for its good elements and bad. If the ZOOM participant is under the age of 16, they should seek the approval of a parent or guardian before the session commences.

Each talk is presented via Zoom and lasts around 45 minutes, with Richard being available to answer your questions.

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Roman Life - Bathing and Excercise (Online Talk)

Type:Virtual Event