The Rise and Fall of the Roman Villa Part 4 – Northern Gaul, Germany and Raetia

Birgitta Hoffmann

An exploration of the Roman idea of living in the countryside in the Northwestern Roman Empire

The Northwest of the Roman Empire is the agricultural powerhouse that fed the large armies on the Rhine and Danube. North of the growing line of Olives and datepalms this means that the villas are likely to depend on cattle, grain and wine for their income. While large open courtyards were of dubious value in the regions north of the Alps. So how did Roman ideas of Living in a Villa adapt to the local conditions.

It is also an area that was newly settled by the Romans in the aftermath of the catastrophic results of the Gallic Wars for the local population. So how much of the Iron Age traditions survived? Did it make a difference, how close the Roman army was to the size and design of your villa?

Please note all lectures will be recorded and distributed to the participants at the beginning of the next week. This should allow participants from different time zones, or those working catching up with the lectures.

Thursdays:  19.00-21.00 pm BST/GMT

10 weeks starting 3 October 2024, with half-term on 31 October 2024

Virtual Learning Environment: Zoom

Price Early Bird Minimum No. Maximum No.
£120 £110 (until 15 August) 8 50

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Birgitta Hoffmann
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