Wednesday 25 September, 4pm
Drinks served after the lecture followed by a Private View of the Exhibition
Ashmolean Lecture Theatre
This lecture will be delivered by Dr Paul Roberts, Sackler Keeper of Antiquities at the Ashmolean, and curator of the Museum’s major exhibition beginning in July 2019. We will learn about the people of Pompeii’s love affair with food and drink, from the mosaics in the villas of the wealthy to remains found in kitchen drains. The people were overpowered by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius during the preparation and eating of their meal. This ancient town produced wine and olive oil amongst other things and exported these products throughout the Mediterranean. Many of the objects are on loan from Naples and Pompeii and have never been seen outside Italy before. Dr Roberts is an exciting, enthusiastic and engaging lecturer and many Friends will remember the acclaimed exhibition Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum which he curated at the British Museum in 2013.
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