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The Phallus and the Frontier: Lit and Phil

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The Form and Function of Phallic Imagery Along Hadrian’s Wall

The phallus was a frequent, perhaps even prominent symbol encountered throughout the Roman Empire. Hadrian's Wall was no exception to this rule, with a number of stones bearing phallic carvings found along its impressive length. The paper offers a review and assessment of phallic imagery on stones from the Wall, providing a new typology and further thoughts on literal and metaphysical notions of frontier security.

Dr Rob Collins, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, Newcastle University

In association with the Northumberland and Durham Branch of the The Classical Association

6pm

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Free

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4th October 2016

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Newcastle is home to many fantastic buildings, places that you walk past or into, trying to imagine what they were like years ago. You dont need to imagine what the Lit & Phil was like because it retains its original purpose as well as all of its c...

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