When in Rome

When in Rome

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A regular podcast series about place and space in…
Herculaneum
Nov 30 • 30 min
The town of Herculaneum is on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius, and was destroyed by the same eruption as Pompeii. It appears to be a wealthier town, and preservation conditions were different, giving a unique view of life in the Roman world. Guest: Dr…
Pompeii Tombs
Nov 1 • 30 min
Tombs line the roads leading away from Pompeii, as is customary for many Roman towns and cities. They give a direct connection to those who called Pompeii home, and the way they interact with those who have passed away. Guest: Dr Virginia Campbell…
Villa of the Mysteries
Sep 30 • 31 min
The Villa of the Mysteries is on the outskirts of Pompeii, and it would be like any other Roman villa if it weren’t for a special set of paintings. One room is lavishly decorated on all walls with a fresco depicting what appears to be an initiation…
Villa of the Papyri
Sep 11 • 24 min
The Villa of the Papyri is close to the town of Herculaneum, and one of the most luxurious houses in the Bay of Naples. It takes its name from its valuable library, the only surviving example from antiquity which exists in its entirety. Guest: Dr Sonya…
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.…