A day of lectures by tutors from the City Lit, UCL and the British Museum on the theme of Roman letters. How did Romans communicate with each other in the first century AD and what did they write about. Through five lectures, various speakers from UCL, the City Lit and the British Museum, consider the letter-writing and means of communication across the Roman Empire. Letters or epistles, the Vindolanda Tablets and their role as Roman postcards; inscriptions cut in stone for posterity and the expert craftsmen who made them; Pliny's famous letters on the eruption of Vesuvius and Seneca's letters about his experiences while holidaying in Naples. This day anticipates aspects of the forthcoming exhibition on Pompeii and Herculaneum.
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