CAFG talk 'Curse Tablets in Roman Britain' by Paddy Lambert


Cambridge Archaeology Field Group - Monthly talk

'Nisi Vita Sanguine: Curse Tablets in Roman Britain' by Paddy Lambert, Oxford Archaeology East Wednesday, 1st February at 7:30pm McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Downing site, Cambridge All welcome (CAFG invite contributions of 50p) The curse tablet phenomena is well attested throughout the Roman world. They are the private messages, never to be read, to the exotic gods who controlled all things. Whether for retribution or for luck, they are the gloriously opaque windows into the lives of the Romans. Over 300 have been recovered from Roman Britain, and these are unique in the entire Roman world, and they provide a glimpse into a thoroughly modern ancient world, 1900 years ago. From the petty theft of a humble ring, to unrequited love, the curse tablets from Roman Britain are the real Romans, warts and all.