Enriching the soldiers, scorning the rest? New evidence for the impact of Septimius Severus

Joint lecture with the Roman Society

TUESDAY 4 JUNE, 18.00–19.30

Ian Haynes and Thea Ravasi (Newcastle)

Since its launch in 2012 the Lateran Project, a multi-institutional programme of research supported throughout by the BSR, has repeatedly confronted different facets of Severus’s impact on the city. This lecture seeks to bring together revealing evidence from the Lateran quarter, examining what enriching the soldiers of the imperial guard (as Severus advised his sons) meant in practice, and exploring the impact of these men and their new headquarters on the evolving city. Our journey will take us both underneath the papal Archbasilica of St John Lateran and beyond, into a series of excavations beneath the medieval hospital of San Giovanni Addolorata.

This event will be held at Senate House (Chancellor’s Hall), Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU.