When in Rome

When in Rome

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A regular podcast series about place and space in…
Housing in Pompeii
Aug 15 • 39 min
Like housing in every city and town, those in Pompeii had a wide array of styles and stature, from the most basic through to the affluent. Walking the streets can give you a strong sense of how everyday Pompeiians lived, if you know what to look for.…
Baths
Jul 24 • 26 min
Baths were the place where Romans of all levels of society could get clean, exercise, do business and socialise. Just like the forum, they were a place of congregation, and the three bath houses in Pompeii speak to their popularity. Guest: Dr Chritopher…
Brothel
Jun 19 • 26 min
As a coastal town, Pompeii had a steady stream of visitors and locals alike who could all ensure the prostitution trade had a robust business. The Pompeii Lupinar, or the brothel, is the one building that we know of in the town dedicated to the pleasures…
Theatre
Jun 5 • 28 min
Pompeii had permanent theatres long before they were built in Rome, and there are two well-preserved theatres in Porta Stabia at the southern end of town. It is here your discerning Pompeiian could take in a popular mime act, or a high-brow orchestral…
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,…