The Rise and Fall of the Roman Villa Part 4

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Birgitta Hoffmann

An exploration of the Roman idea of living in the countryside in the Western Mediterranean

Day:     Thursdays:  Time:   19.00-21.00 pm BST

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


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?

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Roman Villa 3

Series Ticket, 25 April The arrival of Rome: Republican landuse in the South of Spain and France, 2 May – the Meseta and the grain and cattle area, 9 May – villas in the wine growing areas, 16 May – Villas in the olive growing areas, 23 May – Villas and Fishing?, 6 June 23 May Late Antiquity – villas for the mega-rich?