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Reading, Writing, Romans

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.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 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. Alison Cooley, Jane Masséglia, Hannah Cornwell 11 Apr 2017
2 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. Alison Cooley 26 Apr 2016
3 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. Alison Cooley, Jane Masséglia 26 Apr 2016
4 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. Alison Cooley, Jane Masséglia 26 Apr 2016
5 The building bricks of an empire The bricks that built the Roman Empire Alison Cooley, Jane Masséglia 21 Sep 2015
6 Creative Commons Hercules and the Roman teenager A memorial for a teenage son, with some unusual images of Hercules. Alison Cooley, Jane Masséglia, Hannah Cornwell 12 May 2015
7 Creative Commons A Roman Soldier's plaque to Hercules The Roman soldier who went to Newcastle and punched Hercules. Alison Cooley, Jane Masséglia, Hannah Cornwell 12 May 2015
8 Creative Commons A Roman Intelligence Officer A Roman Intelligence Officer stationed in Britain. Alison Cooley, Jane Masséglia, Hannah Cornwell 12 May 2015
9 Creative Commons A Bullet with your Name on Slingshot bullet from the seige of Perusia, 41/40 BC. Jane Masséglia, Hannah Cornwell 12 May 2015
10 Freedmen and Friends A funerary inscription reveals questions of social status and friendship in the Roman world. Alison Cooley, Hannah Cornwell 27 Jul 2015