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Last Supper in Pompeii Dr Paul Roberts Monday 04 November 2019

The lecture will look at the ancient Roman passion for food and wine from the vineyard to the kitchen, from fine dining to the hubbub of the tavern.  We’ll see bronze and marble  sculptures and beautiful frescoes but also cooking pots, and even a dormouse fattening jar.  Come join the feast at the last supper in Pompeii 

Lecturer:    Dr Paul Roberts is the newly appointed Sackler Keeper of Antiquities at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford University.  From 1994 to 2014 he was Senior Roman Curator in the Department of Greece and Rome at the British Museum, where he was the driving force behind the major exhibition Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum.