Centenary of the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies
Readers of the Blog may find it interesting to note that the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies has reached its 100th year. The new issue of the Journal of Roman Studies (100) has changed its colour and paper in a disconcerting way; but tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis. It contains a fascinating account of the first 100 years of the Society by Christopher Stray. Readers will recall the many important articles on Roman law that have appeared in this Journal over the years. As well as the usual scholarship of the highest standard, this issue contains two particularly interesting pieces. A survey of recent research on the city of Rome (not forgetting the Forum) and a review of Wallace-Hadrill's Rome's Cultural Revolution. Both are thought-provoking.
The celebratory photographs below are courtesy of the Society. Note the represesentation of a well-known bear-keeper's daughter, familiar to all lawyers!