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My Fifth Business Birthday

By Gudrun | Aug 28, 2020 |

My fifth year of business is once again being marked here in rural Brittany, France, where I’ve been with my family since March. I’m pleased with how Gudrun Lauret Copywriting is doing, but as always, I feel I could do better. Of course, while I intend to review how things have changed for me in…

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Time Pieces History: S3, E12: Slaves and Free Men

By Gudrun | Aug 27, 2020 |

Introduction Slavery and societal power structures in Ancient Rome What you’ll hear 1:09 Naming and societal conventions 2:11 Plebian Uprisings 2:58 Patriarchy and marriage 4:24 Slavery 5:52 Criminals Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email required!

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Time Pieces History: S3, E11: Roman Chester

By Gudrun | Aug 25, 2020 |

Introduction Deva, the Roman town we now know as Chester   What you’ll hear 0:57: Chester’s origins 1:38: Strategic importance and town layout 2:40: The ampitheatre 4:19 Excavating the ampitheatre Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript. No email needed!

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Time Pieces History: S3, E10: Religion in Ancient Rome

By Gudrun | Aug 21, 2020 |

Introduction A look at gods and religion in the Ancient Roman world   What you’ll hear 1:00: Early Roman Gods 2:06: Banquet for the Gods 3:26: The Imperial Cult 5:55: Rise of Christianity Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email required!

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Time Pieces History: S3, E9: Roman York

By Gudrun | Aug 18, 2020 |

Introduction Eboracum, the Roman town we now know as York   What you’ll hear 0:55: Introduction to Eboracum 1:17: The 9th Hispana Legion 2:52: Life in the town 3:49: Severus, Caracalla and the rise of Eboracum 5:25: Constantine the Great Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript of this episode – no email…

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Time Pieces History: S3, E8: Gladiators

By Gudrun | Aug 13, 2020 |

Introduction Looking at the lives of Roman Gladiators What you’ll hear: 0:58: Who were Gladiators 2:02: Schools and Training 3:40: The Gladiator Games 5:33: Emperors as Gladiators 6:02: Retirement Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email required!

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Time Pieces History: S3, E7: Segedunum Roman Fort

By Gudrun | Aug 11, 2020 |

Introduction A look at Segedunum, a Roman fort on the north bank of the Tyne   What you’ll hear 0:55: What is Segedunum? 2:32: Segedunum origins 3:06 Post-Roman Empire 3:40: Roman Standards   Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email required! You can visit the official Segedunum website here.

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Time Pieces History: S3, E6: The Roman Army

By Gudrun | Aug 6, 2020 |

Introduction Looking at life in the Roman Army, how it was structured, and what life was like for the soldiery. What you’ll hear 1:00: Overview of the Army 2:08: Loyalty and Retirement 2:38: Organisation 3:56: During Peacetime Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no e-mail required!

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Time Pieces History: S3, E5: Arbeia Roman Fort

By Gudrun | Aug 4, 2020 |

Introduction The Roman fort of Arbeia, in South Shields   What You’ll Hear 1:04 Introduction to Arbeia 2:44 The Commanding Officer’s Quarters 3:22 Other Accommodation 4:25 The Granary Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email required! This episode was inspired by many enjoyable visits to the fort itself, which is…

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