Street Theater: A Pompeian Neighborhood in Five Acts

April 16, 2020

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When one thinks of Roman cities it is tempting to conjure images of temples, baths, and amphitheaters. In this seventh lecture in the 2019-2020 Archaeological Institute of America series, Dr. Jeremy Hartnett storms into the narrow streets of Pompeii to make the case that, for most Romans, the real action happened on the neighborhood level. By examining five stories at just one intersection far from the monumental center of this city, we will learn how ancient historians repopulate “empty” ancient spaces with a raucous cast of upper-class politicians, slaves, hucksters, donkeys, and more – all trying to scratch out a living, make their mark, and upstage competitors in the street.

When:
6:30 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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