Prostitution in the Immor(t)al City: Investigating Pompeii’s Brothel

April 10, 2020

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Dr. Levin-Richardson brings to life Pompeii’s purpose-built brothel, the only assured brothel from Greco-Roman antiquity. She will lead a virtual tour of the structure’s material evidence, from architecture to ancient graffiti (including the infamous erotic frescoes). In the process, we will discover a world in which male and female prostitutes could flout the norms of society and proclaim themselves sexual agents, where prostitutes and clients exchanged gifts, greetings, taunts, and praise, and where clients from all walks of life, from slaves to elite men, could act like free men. This talk is one of three offered as part of the Museum’s “Pompeii Day.” It is sponsored by The Spokane Society of the Archaeological Institute of America.

When:
6 p.m.
Where:
Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave., Spokane
City:
Spokane
Neighborhood:
Browne's Addition neighborhood, Downtown
Cost:
Free
Phone:
(509) 456-3931
Email:
visitorservices@northwestmuseum.org
Website:
https://www.northwestmuseum.org/
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