mon11sep12:00 pmmon1:00 pmRoman Glevum: The Final 100 YearsNeil Holbrook


September 11, 2023 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm(GMT+01:00)

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The Roman name for Gloucester was Glevum, best translated as ‘the bright city’. It was one of only a handful of towns in Britain that had the highest legal status as a colony (colonia) of Roman citizens. In a compelling new talk Cotswold Archaeology chief Neil Holbrook explores the city’s last century from c AD 350- 450. Was this a period of slow decline, or were the city’s fortunes little diminished right up until the end of the Roman period? Evidence, some of it brand new, for high-ranking officials drawn from across the Roman Empire in Gloucester in the 5th century provides tantalising insights into the importance of the town at the time when Britain was ceasing to be recognisably Roman.

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