When in Rome

When in Rome

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A regular podcast series about place and space in…
The Pompeii Amphitheatre
Apr 26 • 30 min
The amphitheatre at Pompeii is the earliest Roman amphitheatre still in existence, and like most buildings in Pompeii, one of the best preserved. It provided the inhabitants with a much in demand form of entertainment – gladiator games and animal hunts,…
Pompeii Graffiti
Apr 13 • 31 min
Much of what is written from the Roman world comes from literary sources and about the upper classes, but the graffiti on the wall is different. It mightn’t be evident at first glance, but Pompeii is covered in graffiti. the inhabitants were prolific in…
The Pompeii Forum
Mar 28 • 24 min
The forum was the centre of public life in a Roman town, a space where people came to worship, conduct business, a place of politics or to be seen. Pompeii is no exception. Its forum is one of the earliest sites of the town, predating its time as a Roman…
Life on the Streets of Pompeii
Mar 13 • 28 min
Pompeii was a functioning town, and had everything that goes with it – sanitation, transport, housing, entertainment. The people of Pompeii needed their creature comforts, and Rome found a way to provide. Guest: Professor Ray Laurence (Ancient History,…
The Life and Death of Pompeii
Feb 27 • 32 min
Before Pompeii was an archaeological site it was a living, breathing, Roman town. And before it was a Roman town, it was independent, owned and influenced by a number of other cultures in its lifetime. For hundreds of years it prospered as a coastal town,…
The Arch of Septimius Severus
Dec 26, 2017 • 31 min
Septimius Severus is fresh from a victory at the Parthian front lines, and the senate and the Roman people waste little time in throwing him a triumph and erecting a triumphal arch. Completed in 202CE, it sits at the edge of the forum, and is one of only…