10 episodes

This series explores the lives of Romans through the Latin inscriptions collection at the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, as part of an AHRC funded project between the University of Oxford and the University of Warwick.

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This series explores the lives of Romans through the Latin inscriptions collection at the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, as part of an AHRC funded project between the University of Oxford and the University of Warwick.

    Felas Octavi

    Felas Octavi

    New research reveals that this sling bullet is much ruder than previously thought. Prof. Alison Cooley discusses this with Dr Jane Masséglia and Dr Hannah Cornwell in the Ashmolean's updated Reading and Writing Gallery.

    • 5 min
    The Real Abascantianus

    The Real Abascantianus

    On 30th October 2015, we staged a Roman funeral in the Ashmolean Museum. But who were we burying? Here you can hear the talk that Prof. Alison Cooley gave on the night, telling the story of the man behind the urn.

    • 6 min
    Rider Reliefs

    Rider Reliefs

    Prof. Alison Cooley talks with Dr Jane Masséglia about two Roman tombstones showing men on horseback, recently installed by AshLI in the Ashmolean Museum's Rome Gallery.

    • 6 min
    Early Christian Gold Glass

    Early Christian Gold Glass

    Prof. Alison Cooley and Dr Jane Masséglia from the Ashmolean Latin Inscriptions Project, talking about the symbols and celebrations of early Christians in the Roman Empire.

    • 7 min
    The building bricks of an empire

    The building bricks of an empire

    The bricks that built the Roman Empire Professor Alison Cooley and Dr Jane Masséglia, from the Ashmolean Latin Inscriptions Project, take a closer look at some of the brickstamps in the museum’s collection, including the snazzy personal logo of a man named Lupus.

    • 5 min
    Hercules and the Roman teenager

    Hercules and the Roman teenager

    A memorial for a teenage son, with some unusual images of Hercules. The Roman teenager who was his mum’s little superhero. Hear Prof. Alison Cooley and Dr Jane Masséglia in conversation in the Ashmolean's Randolph Gallery. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 4 min

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