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Dining and Lovemaking in Pompeii

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February 5 • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free

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.

Participants are encouraged to bring refreshments to share at a post-program reception.

Doors open at 4:45 p.m.

Details

Date:
February 5
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
www.dorotheashouse.org

Venue

Dorothea’s House
120 John Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Organizer

Dorothea’s House
Phone:
609-924-9713
Email:
linda@dorotheashouse.org
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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.

Participants are encouraged to bring refreshments to share at a post-program reception.

Doors open at 4:45 p.m.

Details

Date:
February 5
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
, ,
Event Tags:
Website:
www.dorotheashouse.org

Venue

Dorothea’s House
120 John Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
+ Google Map
View Venue Website

Organizer

Dorothea’s House
Phone:
609-924-9713
Email:
linda@dorotheashouse.org
View Organizer Website

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