Last Supper in Pompeii.

By Paul Roberts

Printed: 2019

Publisher: Ashmolean Museum. Oxford

Dimensions 23 × 28 × 3 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 23 x 28 x 3

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Softback. Black cover with title and statue of Baccus on the front.

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Brand new research based on the excavation of drains and rubbish pits •Newly commissioned photography from both Pompeii and Naples •Further new research on the first ever excavation of a Roman vineyard – one near Oplontis – which is at the foot of Vesuvius, between the volcano and Pompeii Last Supper in Pompeii looks at the traditions of Roman dining – including its political and religious role, and the ever-present link between feasting and death. Pompeii has always been one of our most valuable sources of information because of the sudden preservation in the midst of life. The catalogue covers where the Romans got their ideas from; the influence of Etruscans and Italics; the production and distribution of food around Pompeii; a look at the role of food and feasting in the Roman house; the arrival of the Romans in Britain, and the impact on dining there. Contents: 1. Foreword; 2. Introduction; 3. Where did Roman ideas on food come from; 3.1 Etruscans; 3.2 Etruscans; 3.3 Italics – Paestum; 3.4 Fondo Ioszzino; 3.5 Pompeii 5-4 century BC grave group; 4. Production; 4.1 Literary sources; 4.2 Archaeological evidence; 4.3 Villa B pop-up: 750 words, 4 images; 5. House; 5.1 Atrium; 5.2 Garden – intro and sources; 5.3 Garden – general; 5.4 Garden – food of the gods; 5.5 Dining Room; 5.6 Bracciale d’Oro; 5.7 Kitchen; 5.8 Conservation project bronzes; 5.9 Latrine contents; 6. Britannia; 6.1 General; 6.2 Production and distribution; 6.3 Food, diet and archaeological evidence; 6.4 Food, diet and archaeological evidence; 6.5 Dining; 6.6 Death; 7. Death and Pompeii; 7.1 General; 7.2 Resin Lady; 7.3 Resin lady; 8. Index of Objects: Tombstone info and bibliography for all displayed objects.


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