Rhiannon Evans, Caillan Davenport, Gillian Shepherd and Matt Smith each share three items of Roman interest for three minutes! You will hear:

- Silius Italicus and his unbearable bunion

- Pomponius Mela and the wonders of the Nile

- Snarky soldiers at the Vindolanda fort

- Legacy hunters and the jewels of Matidia

- Unusual dedications to the gods

- Early sources for the great fire of Rome

- The effectiveness of Roman concrete

- How Rome dealt with mass burial of the poor

- Sea monsters

- Curse tablets and sporting fanatics

- Vedius Pollio throws a clumsy slave to the lamprey

- The rare instances of Romans sacrificing people


Associate Professor Rhiannon Evans (Head of Department of Languages and Linguistics, La Trobe University)

Assoc. Professor Caillan Davenport (Senior Lecturer, Roman History, Macquarie University/Humboldt Research Fellow, Goethe University, Frankfurt)

Dr Gillian Shepherd (Director, Trendall Centre, La Trobe University)

Recorded in front of a live zoom audience on 24th April, 2021.

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