At the March meeting, Patricia Wright spoke on ‘The Wonderful Mediterranean’. She stressed that the area was so vibrant due to the exchange of ideas, being at the interchange of three continents and three religions. Giving a brief summary of the various civilisations, it was trade that was the point of contact between them.

There was more trade as better ships were built, and the use of Arabic numerals instead of Roman also made trade easier. At one time, the Greek language was spoken in much of the region.

Adrienne Rogers
1 April 2016

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