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The engineers of the Roman army, Rochester

  • Lecture
  • Rochester
  • 19 April 2018
  • 18:00 - 20:00
The engineers of the Roman army, Rochester

About this event

The first bridge at Rochester was constructed by the Roman military machine, which was the finest in the ancient world. Its legionaries, auxiliaries and naval milites were renowned warriors, winning victory after victory as the Empire expanded to its maximum extent.

In this lecture, award-winning author Simon Elliott will explain how the military also provided the Roman State with all of its engineering and construction skills and expertise, and this is writ large across the Empire with the many Roman roads, fortifications, public buildings and other infrastructure.

Dr Simon Elliott is an historian, archaeologist and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Kent where he studied for his PhD in Archaeology on the subject of the Roman military in Britain. He frequently gives talks on Roman themes and is co-Director at a Roman villa excavation and is a Trustee of the Council for British Archaeology. His website can be viewed at: simonelliott.net

Event venue

The Huguenot Museum
95 High Street
Rochester ME1 1LX
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Anne Qualters

e: [email protected]