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Here's a link to more information about this. Perhaps some who was involved might like to write a longer piece. It's obviously worth a visit.
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Mihi nomen est Maximus Decimus Meridius, praefectus copiarum septentrionis, dux legionum Felicum, servus fidelis veri imperatoris Marci Aurelii, pater filii interfecti, vir mulieris interfectae, atque eorum mortem ulciscar in hac vita aut postera in vita. If you want to follow the rest of the film in Latin, click here
My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius. Commander of the armies of the North, general of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor Marcus Aurelius, father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife, and I will have my vengeance in this life or the next . . .
April Pudsey's talk on Wednesday was a great success. If like me, you had to be somewhere else, you missed a treat. Worry not, however, there will be opportunities to attend similar interesting events through out the year. They will be advertised on this website. Meanwhile thanks to Dr. Pudsey for this summary and a link to an interesting blog post which gives more details about her work in progress. She writes:
There is very little evidence from the ancient world which allows us more than a quick glimpse into the lives and concerns of children and young people, least of all from their own perspectives rather than from that of the institutions in which they found themselves (legal, educational, or slavery for instance). And yet the demographics of ancient populations were such that people under the age of twenty were the most prominent age group in cities, villages and rural areas – the classical world was a young one. Documentary papyri from the city of Oxyrhynchos in Egypt allow us to look further into their day to day lives, work, play, learning, social relationships, travel and even emotions. From hundreds of contracts, letters, petitions, applications in which children are directly involved, we attempt to reconstruct within a sociological framework, how children and young people shaped their own lives and cultures in the city – indeed how they were central to the operation of the ancient city:
Here's some audience reaction: