Fishbourne Roman Palace

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Fishbourne Roman Palace

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July 10, 2021

Fishbourne Palace was the largest known Roman residence north of the Alps, larger even than Buckingham Palace. Did the Olympian gods take their summer breaks away from the heat and bustle of the Mediterranean and swoop into cooler Sussex countryside? Who knows. The only holiday Homer’s gods were known to have taken was in Ethiopia …
Come and enjoy a day on Jupiter, Apollo, Venus, Juno and all the rest, with some cracking tales from Ovid’s Metamorphoses and Virgil’s Aeneid (in English, but laced with Latin …)
Who were the Greek gods? Were the Roman equivalents just the same? Why did the Romans help themselves to other people’s gods? How accommodating were they of other religions? Were the gods fair and just? Did people actually believe in them? And what of all the other spirits in their polytheistic culture?
If you want to join us for the day please phone 01243 785859 or send an email to palacebookings@sussexpast.co.uk. The cost for the course is £60.00 per person.

 

Start: July 10, 2021 10:00 am
End: July 10, 2021 4:30 pm

August 21, 2021

Step back in time and enjoy the thrill of Gladiators in action on the weekend of 21 and 22 August 2021. It promises to be a thrilling, action-packed day as the Gladiators take up their arms at Fishbourne Roman Palace
The Gladiators of Britannia will bring alive the sights and sounds of the Roman amphitheatre with displays of gladiatorial contests in the Palace’s formal garden. Portraying the wide range of people who found themselves in the arena, the Gladiators will use a variety of fighting techniques against each other, before the crowd decides on the fate of the loser.
The Gladiators will be on hand to talk about their equipment and training regime. There will also be lots of hands-on activities for the whole family, including sword practice, Gladiator training, tasting Roman food, dress in Roman costume and even go home with a realistic-looking fake wound!

 

Start: August 21, 2021 10:00 am
End: August 22, 2021 5:00 pm