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Dining and Lovemaking in Pompeii

February 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79 CE allows us to reconstruct daily life in an Early Imperial Roman town, especially residents’ attitudes toward food and sex. Brian Rose, professor of archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania and deputy director of the University’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, will present an overview of those attitudes by examining the archaeological discoveries in both cities, including wall paintings, mosaics, dining rooms, and food remains. The discussion also includes cookbooks and dinner parties as well as prostitution and same-sex relationships.

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Date:
February 5
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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