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Can’t live with them, can’t live without them: Living on the Edges of the R...
Fri 28 October 2016, 11:00 – 16:00 BST
Roman Frontiers were complicated, even in the late first and second century. On the one hand wall and fences with watchtowers clearly indicating where Rome started, on the other hand, a Roman foreign policy that stretched a long way in front of it and Roman Emperors who were able to start a war for reasons sometimes unconnected with the situation on the Frontier.
So how did the Iron Age Societies surrounding the Roman emperor deal with their capricious neighbours? How did you manage to get the latest luxury for your demanding wives and grandchildren, while keeping the lives of your family out of the control of the Roman army? And could you? We are looking at what the historical sources, but in particular the archaeology tells us about life with Rome from the Iron Age perspective from Britain to the Black Sea.
11.00-11.15 Welcome and Introduction
11-15-12.30 Dr. Birgitta Hoffmann -Being good neighbours - The many problems and responses of a Roman neighbour
13.30-14.30 Prof. Euan MacKie - Leckie and Dun Ardtreck - Meeting the Romans in the West of Scotland.
14.45-15.45 Dr. David Woolliscroft - The Rome and the Iron Age in Eastern Scotland