‘Roman Life – Dining’
The Romans typically ate three meals daily, with dinner considered the most important meal. It also allowed an important social occasion – the dinner party. This exercised the social institution of patronage; allowed the host to show off the best tableware and mosaics; and to surprise the guests with the selection of food and wine on offer.
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Colchester Archaeology Talks 202
The ‘Roman Life’ series of talks from Richard Bale explores different aspects of living in Roman times using archaeological and historical evidence. Each talk seeks to reveal the hows and whys of a topic, so that we can understand both the similarities and differences with our Roman ancestors.