2 December 2019
The Classics department was pleased to welcome Ben Kane, author of many bestselling novels set in the ancient world. He spoke to lower school boys about the Roman army and then middle school ancient historians about the wars between Carthage and Rome. He also explained what he has learned about the equipment used by Roman soldiers through experimental archaeology, including walking the length of Hadrian’s Wall in full Roman legionary gear. The boys learned a great deal from him and also enjoyed trying on some of the armour themselves!