"The People of Pompeii: Gladiators, Prostitutes and the Common Man," by Dr. Joanne Berry

Sponsored by AIA-Milwaukee Society

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

UWM Sabin Hall Room G90
3413 North Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
United States

Because the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE preserved the town of Pompeii so well, we know a great deal about the art and architecture that was produced there. But what can be reconstructed of the lives of Pompeii’s inhabitants? Dr. Joanne Berry, of Swansea University, UK, will answer this question for us. She will start by considering a few named high status individuals from Pompeii, and the evidence that can be used to discuss their status, careers, property and families. She will then discuss the evidence for daily life more generally—what it was like to live in the town for different groups of people, such as slaves, prostitutes and gladiators.

Website: http://www4.uwm.edu/archlab/AIA/

Jane Waldbaum

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