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Sarah James

February 2020

Brewing Beer in Roman Britain

February 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hale Science Building, Rm. 270
1350 Pleasant Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States

This lecture will explore the production and consumption of beer in Roman occupied Britain from the invasions of Julius Caesar through the end of Roman rule in the 5th century. Beer was the primary drink of early peoples and nations in Britain before Roman arrival. Via regular contact with other major empires and nations, beer styles and brewing methodologies expanded throughout Northern Europe as well. For example, Celtic contact with Britain significantly influenced how they produced beer. Though beer from…

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April 2020

Across a Narrow Sea: Ancient Greeks and Romans in the Eastern Adriatic Sea

April 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CU Museum of Natural History
Boulder, CO 80309 United States

In this lecture, Dr. James will discuss a topic often neglected by Classical scholars, the coastal region of Dalmatia in southern Croatia,. This region held significant appeal to the ancient Greeks and Romans for over a thousand years. Positioned on a major trade route from central Europe into the Mediterranean, the archaeology of Dalmatia from the 6th c. B.C. to the 3rd c. A.D. reveals how first the Greeks founded colonies and then the Romans dominated the region and its…

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