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The Mitford Lecture: Rome’s Eastern Frontier
Thu April 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tim Bruce Mitford
Wild, mountainous, and accessible only on horseback or on foot, Rome’s remotest frontier ran across eastern Turkey to the Black Sea.
This terrain has long remained one of the great gaps in our knowledge of the ancient world, barely visited and effectively unknown. In the early 1960s Tim Bruce Mitford embarked on a lifetime of fieldwork, culminating in ‘Discovering Rome’s Eastern Frontier’ which offers an account of his half a century of research and exploration over sensitive territory, in challenging conditions, to discover the material remains of Rome’s last unexplored frontier.
In this 2022 Mitford Lecture, Tim will take us on a journey through the monuments of this vast frontier: fortresses and forts, roads, bridges, signalling stations, and navigation of the Euphrates, enriched with encounters of the many people met along the way and observations of ways of life little changed since antiquity.
The Mitford lecture will be held in All Saints Church Hall, North Castle Street St Andrews. Free to Archaeology Society Members and Student Archaeology Society members, £2 suggested donation for non-members