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FESTA 2018: Roman Dining – A Guide to Status and Mores

FESTA 2018: Roman Dining – A Guide to Status and Mores

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  • Fri 19 Oct ’18, 6:00pm – 7:00pm


Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities, 3 Hereford St, Christchurch


All Ages



Adjunct Associate Professor Robin Bond & the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities
(The Teece Museum is open for evening viewing of ‘Beyond the Grave’ from 5-7pm, with Professor Robin Bond’s talk in the Recital Room from 6-7pm)

This free public talk will explore the ancient contexts for feasting and the influence of food on the development of a society.

Using as source material the works of the Roman satirists and their recurrent topic of the 'cena / banquet' as a guide, Associate Professor Robin Bond will investigate social distinctions and mores in Rome in the first century CE/AD.

Robin’s doctorate was on Stoic influence on the Satires of Horace, an area of study which, with Roman Satire, has been a source of many of his journal articles and conference presentations over years. An interest in Classical Drama has also led to Robin writing and directing a large number of productions both in Christchurch and in Western Australia.

Visitors will enjoy the opportunity to browse the Teece Museum’s newest exhibition ‘Beyond the Grave: Death in ancient times’ from 5-6pm, before heading into the Recital Room for Professor Bond’s talk from 6–7pm.

FESTA 2018 is a public festival of architecture, design and food. Over the course of Labour Weekend workshops, talks, pop-up projects, family events, tours, live performance, artworks and more take place at various venues across the city. Make sure you join us for our headline event, FEASTA!, a spectacular celebration of architecture, community and food, live for one night only on Saturday 20 October (rain date Sunday 21 October).

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