‘Roman Life ~ Dining’

What: An entertaining talk in the ‘Roman Life’ series.

When: Tuesday 26 April 2022, 7.30-9pm,

Where: Roman Circus Visitor Centre, Roman Circus Walk, Colchester, CO2 7GZ

Why: Supporting the Roman Circus Visitor Centre Fund

Cost: £5 per ticket available from the venue or online CLICK HERE

The ‘Roman Life’ series of talks from Richard Bale explores different aspects of living in Roman times using archaeological and historical evidence. Each talk seeks to reveal the hows and whys of a topic so that we can understand both the similarities and differences with our Roman ancestors.

The Romans typically ate three meals daily, with dinner considered the most important meal. It also allowed an important social occasion – the dinner party. This exercised the social institution of patronage, allowed the host to show off the best tableware and mosaics, and to surprise the guests with the selection of food and wine on offer.

Please note: This series of talks describe and discuss aspects of Roman Life from an archaeological and historical perspective. Due to the nature of the period, some items may cause offence to a modern audience. The intention of the presenter is to be informative and to represent the Roman period as accurately as possible, both for its good elements and bad.