Monthly Talk 4th April 2019

CLASH OF EMPIRES: THE ROMAN INVASION OF GREECE, 200BC

SPEAKER: Ben Kane

Everyone knows of Julius Caesar and the emperors, of gladiators and the legions; or of the Olympic Games, the Parthenon and the Battle of Thermopylae. Few are aware, however, of the pivotal clash between Rome and Greece in the late third century BC, a war that lasted just three years.

Ben Kane will shine a spotlight on the little-known events of 200-197 BC, and the fascinating characters who lived through them.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Kenya born, Irish by blood and UK resident, Ben’s passion for history has taken him to more than sixty countries and all seven continents. During his travels and subsequent research, including walking hundreds of miles in Roman military gear, he has learned much about the Romans and the way they lived.

Ten of his twelve novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers, and he has sold more than a million books worldwide. He lives in Somerset with his wife and children, where he writes full time.