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Roman Eagles uploaded

September 22, 2014
My poster for Ben's talk.

My poster for Ben’s talk.

In his talk “Roman Eagles, On-screen Flights of Fancy” Ben Greet, doctoral candidate in Classics, Leeds University, explored the presence of the Roman legionary standard on the large and small screen, modern expectations of this symbol and its relationship to the reality of the Roman legionary standard as well as the difficulty of establishing what that might be. The talk provided a fascinating exploration of the multiple meanings of military standards more generally: from practical markers and rallying points, to focuses of worship, divine powers, totems and ‘family’ identifiers…

 

Handout (pdf download – 213kB)

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