What We Can Learn from the Romans?
Sat 6 Oct 2018, 2.45-3.45pm
William Morris Tent
It’s no secret that many of today’s political systems date back to ancient civilisations - from democracy (derived from the Greek word demokratia, meaning ‘of the people’) to the creation of civil law, otherwise known as Roman Law. Simon Scarrow, author of the acclaimed Cato and Macro series, highlights the parallels and divisions that make ancient politics so pertinent today. Scarrow will be discussing his new novel, The Blood of Rome.
Simon Scarrow will be in conversation with Charlie Walker, an author, adventurer and speaker who specialises in long-distance, human-powered expeditions to the remotest corners of the globe. His recent book Through Sand & Snow recounts the coming-of-age tale of cycling across Asia for 18 months.