Tickets

The Roman Game

Du au 10 October

Thème

Voir tous les événements

The Great Roman Games – Talk and signing session

“Julius Caesar from Shakespeare to Mankiewicz”

Of all the characters we know from Ancient Rome, Julius Caesar, along with Cleopatra and Nero, is one of the most famous. But, somewhat paradoxically, he is one of the least portrayed characters in literature and cinema. Despite his extraordinary story! Only three aspects of his life have been fictionalised, with varying levels of heavy-handedness: the Gallic wars, his love affair with Cleopatra and his tragic death. These three chapters in his story will be discussed throughout the talk.

By Claude Aziza, Honorary Lecturer in Latin language and literature at the University of Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 and historian of fantasy antiquity

  • Free, no booking required, subject to availability

The Great Roman Games – Cinema

In association with the “Julius Caesar from Shakespeare to Mankiewicz” talk, a screening of two films introduced by Claude Aziza. In partnership with Le Sémaphore cinema

  • Saturday 9 October – 11 am: “Julius Caesar” by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  • Sunday 10 October – 11 am: “Quarter To Two B.C.” by Jean Yanne

Le Sémaphore cinema – 25 rue Porte de France – Nîmes

Performance “The story of the Gallic wars”

By the Chantres & Chroniqueurs theatre company

Relive the final battles of the Gallic wars: Avaricum, Gergovia and Alesia with the help of the Chantres & Chroniqueurs theatre company. The audience will be able to follow the action thanks to a reproduction of the battlefield, featuring figurines that perfectly illustrate the warring parties. An opportunity to discover fighting techniques and military formations, as well as tactics and strategy.

  • The Musée de la Romanité gardens
  • All welcome – free event with no booking required

Weaving demonstration and workshops

Discover the weaving process, from a sheep’s fleece to a finished piece. Different weaving techniques are demonstrated – some of which are still used in certain countries today – such as the warp-weighted loom, weaving reeds and tablet weaving. Then you get a chance to try out these techniques. Aspects of hygiene will also be covered by studying small objects such as sheep shears and razors.

  • By Les Ambiani
  • The Musée de la Romanité gardens
  • All welcome – free event with no booking required

Coin minting workshop

The Gauls, just like the Greeks and Romans, minted their own coins. Watch how a coin is struck and gain an understanding of the emergence, distribution and evolution of coinage in Gaul.
If you like, you can try striking a coin yourself.

By Les Ambiani

  • The Musée de la Romanité gardens
  • All welcome – free event with no booking required

Carpentry and soft materials workshop

We have long imagined that the Gauls lived in dark, crudely built huts deep in the woods. But actually, they had some talented carpenters in their society, who understood the qualities of different types of wood and used them for some surprisingly elaborate constructions. Discover the tools and techniques used in woodwork, how a lathe is used, and how they worked with bone and lignite.

By Les Ambiani

  • The Musée de la Romanité gardens
  • All welcome – free event with no booking required

Introduction to pottery and children’s activities

Experiment with classical pottery techniques to understand the handiwork involved and gain an understanding of the potter’s craft.

By Randa Ardesca

  • Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 October
  • Demonstration: 10 am to 6 pm (all day)
  • Activities: 10.30 am, 2 pm, 3.30 pm and 5 pm (limited places)
  • The Musée de la Romanité gardens
    All welcome – free event with no booking required

Children’s workshop

Storytelling and three key objects from the story to create (3-6 years)
Create a clay firedog in the shape of an animal inspired by examples from the museum (7-12 years)

  • Free
  • Limited places – ticket required
  • Duration: 45 mins (3-6 years), 1 hour (7-12 years)
  • Foyer at the Musée de la Romanité (access through the gardens)

“The Gallic pact”, historical reconstruction film

Mid-length historic film showcasing the Northern French Celtic tribe, the Ambiani. A voyage of discovery sees the son of a tribal chief immersed in the guts of Gallic culture. This film highlights the life of this tribe at the beginning of the Gallic wars in the 1st century BCE, when some of the Gallic tribes started to join forces while Caesar’s armies seemed determined to create a permanent home for themselves in Gaul. The screening will be followed by a discussion with “Les Ambiani”

  • Production by Les Ambiani
  • Free, no booking required, subject to availability
  • Auditorium at the Musée de la Romanité (access through the gardens)
mosaïque