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A gemstone from a Roman ring found at the Roman Baths in Caerleon and held in the collections at the National Roman Legion Museum. Accession number: 81.79H/4.47Roman boys would read and memorise lines from Greek epic poetry and literature. The epic poem the Iliad was a favourite of many boys. This poem was about the Trojan War and the hero Achilles. The gem stone depicts a carving of Achilles.This item is part of the Roman School Teaching Resource for Key Stage 2.

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