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Explore Extra - History Special with Rachel Lister - 'Ostia, the port of Ro...

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39 Pilgrim Street

Newcastle upon Tyne

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Tutor: Rachel Lister

Ostia is situated on the west coast of Italy and served for many years as the port of Imperial Rome. Today it is known as ‘Ostia Antica’ and it remains a fascinating archaeological site. In this session we will trace the history of Ostia and examine how its shifting relationship with the city of Rome shaped its identity. We will draw on evidence from ancient writers such as Pliny the Elder and Suetonius to consider how Ostia played a vital role in honing the public image of two Roman emperors, Claudius and Trajan. We will analyse the remains of houses, public baths and firefighters’ barracks, to gain insight into the daily lives of citizens. The session will also offer the chance to examine archaeological evidence of religious experience in Ostia, in particular the cult of Mithras.

This session is part of the EXPLORE membership programme.

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Green Room, 4th floor

Commercial Union House

39 Pilgrim Street

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 6QE

United Kingdom

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