Lecture Series - IO SATURNALIA: Merry Christmas the Roman Way!

December 11, 2020

If you are unable to attend the live session, do not worry - all those who register will automatically be sent copies of the lecture to view in your own time (from around four hours after it takes place).

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IO SATURNALIA: Merry Christmas the Roman Way!

Gillian Hovell returns to share with us a vibrant celebration of Christmas with a special focus on the many and varied traditions and habits that we have acquired from the Roman (pagan) celebration of the festival of the god Saturn, the Saturnalia. Several days of wild feasting surrounded the winter equinox for Romans and, later, the church’s celebration of Christmas was scheduled to coincide with this merry time. This had consequences that still influence us today, sometimes rather altered, and sometimes not altered much at all! It’s full of information, surprising facts and is a good festive piece of fun. She guarantees that you will be looking forward to a Merry Christmas, the Roman way …

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Gillian Hovell

Gillian, professionally known as 'The Muddy Archaeologist', is an Author, Ancient Historian, Archaeologist and Latin expert. Having personally excavated on sites ranging from Pompei and Hadrian's Wall from the Roman period to prehistoric sites across the UK, Gillian is now using her expertise to communicate ancient history to a wider audience not only on tours - including CICERONI's travels - but in online courses, lectures and courses in person (nationally and internationally) and in the media.

Please go to www.muddyarchaeologist.co.uk to find more details.

Format for Lecture

Gillian will give a one-hour illustrated lectures for £10.

You will not need to download any software and the lecture will work in any browser. For the best experience use a desktop or laptop - but it will also work on an iPad or similar tablet.

We hope you enjoy the recording.


                  Please call 01869 811167 for recording of lecture/s


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