Weekend Reading: Visiting Regina

Classical Studies Support

What caught my eye this week

This week, because it’s the annual Heritage Open Week, I went along to a short talk at Arbeia Roman Fort by curator Alex Croom, on the subject of the tombstone of Regina.

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Of course, I’m supposed to know all about Regina already. I’ve been using her image and her inscription for years in university tutorials and school classes, to make points about the movement of people, cultural integration, identity through language, et cetera. Beyond that, I’ve always been rather attached to Regina; her stone was found at the end of my street (in what is currently Morrisons’ car park), so I reckon she probably had many of the same complaints as I do about the way the wind whips off the sea in the autumn, or how noisy the seagulls are first thing in the morning.

But there’s always more to learn – and…

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