Imagery of Sport and Entertainment on Romano-British Mosaics

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24/09/2021 19:30 - 21:00

Speaker: Stephen R. Cosh, D.Litt., F.S.A

An examination of what Romano-British mosaics tell us about the circus (chariot racing), wild animal hunts in the wild and the arena, and (briefly) gladiatorial contests. Also how this love of sports and entertainment among the elite is reflected in their choice of illustrations of mythical stories from classical literature for mosaics.

Stephen is an archaeological writer and illustrator specialising in the Roman period. He is the co-author of the four volume corpus Roman Mosaics of Britain and has written numerous articles and specialist reports.

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