A Tale of Two Ancient Cities - Roman Paris and London WEA Sydney

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$120 Limited inc GST / $108

A Tale of Two Ancient Cities - Roman Paris and London

<p>Millions of people visit Paris and London every year, but not so many are aware that the Roman remains of these two iconic locations are still visible throughout and underneath the modern cities.

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$120 Limited inc GST / $108

A Tale of Two Ancient Cities - Roman Paris and London

<p>Millions of people visit Paris and London every year, but not so many are aware that the Roman remains of these two iconic locations are still visible throughout and underneath the modern cities.

...
This course will be starting on Feb 14 by request of the tutor.

Millions of people visit Paris and London every year, but not so many are aware that the Roman remains of these two iconic locations are still visible throughout and underneath the modern cities. This course is designed to uncover their Roman foundations and as such will lead you on a walk through ancient fortifications, forums, baths, amphitheatres, and temples – one which will be richly illustrated with the photos and other graphic resources from your lecturer’s very recent visits to both cities. Partake in the hidden mysteries of London and Paris and make your next visit something beyond the ordinary and obvious!

DELIVERY MODE

  • Hybrid (F2F & Online simultaneously)

SUGGESTED READING

  • Branigan, K., 1980, Roman Britain, London
  • Busson, D., 2003, Paris, A Roman City, Paris
  • MacKendrick, P., 1971, Roman France, London
  • Webb, S., 2011, Life in Roman London, Stroud

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Why the Romans were in Gaul, the pre-Roman habitation of the area of Paris and the origins of Roman Lutetia
  • The history of Roman Lutetia (Paris) and where its key buildings and monuments were (and in some cases still are) located.
  • The invasion of Britain and the beginnings of the city of ancient Londoninium.
  • A walk around modern London to visit the Roman remains still on view including three remarkable, newly opened archaeological areas.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Get an overview of the history of these two cities in the context of their place in the development of the Roman Empire.
  2. Enjoy an informative and entertaining walk through both cities to gain and archaeological and historical understanding of their origins.
  3. Visit sites and museums that are somewhat more obscure than those usually seen by the casual tourist.
  4. Gain an enhanced appreciation of Celtic-Roman art and architecture.

Sally Morris

PhD
Dr Sally Morris has a BA with 1st class Honours and PhD from Macquarie University and a Diploma of Fine Arts from COFA (Uni. NSW). Sally specialises in the comparative study of ancient Egyptian,...