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Naval Warfare in the 3rd Century BC: Rams, Warships, and Officials

08-04-2013 (10:30 - 18:00)

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8th April 2013

A one day colloquium hosted by the Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford, to discuss the finds of the Egadi Islands Project (Sicily). The project, under the co-direction of Dr Jeff Royal (RPM Nautical Foundation) and Dr Sebastiano Tusa (Soprintendente del Mare, Regione Siciliana) has so far yielded a total of 10 ancient bronze warship rams, mostly recovered from the sea-bed off the western coast of Sicily, and marking the site of the final battle of the First Punic War (241 BC).

See: http://rpmnautical.org/

Participants include:

Dr Sebastiano Tusa (Soprintendente del Mare, Regione Siciliana)

Dr Jeff Royal (Director, RPM Nautical Foundation)

Prof. William M. Murray (University of South Florida)

Dr Fred Hocker (Vasa Museum)

Prof. Tommaso Gnoli (University of Bologna)

Prof. Boris Rankov (Royal Holloway, University of London)

All are welcome.

Venue: Main Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles', Oxford, OX1 3LU

Map : Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies

There is no formal registration, but indication of intent to attend would be useful for planning purposes. There may be a small charge for lunch.

For more information or to register your intent to attend, please contact the organiser, Dr Jonathan Prag, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD / jonathan.prag@merton.ox.ac.uk

A full programme will be posted nearer the day.

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