Pompeii and Herculaneum

Course Ref: C3746554
Date: 5 meetings on Wednesdays starting 21/04/2021. 10:00am - 12:00pm
Venue: Online
Tutor: Sandra Smith
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Fee: £32.00

In this short course we will be looking at the destruction and preservation of two Roman towns, Pompeii and Herculaneum which were destroyed when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. We will look at the evidence of the eruption itself, how it destroyed the two settlements and how their consequent preservation was consequently different. This will then allow us to look at daily life as it was lived in these two places in the first century AD, a period in which the Roman Empire was at its most successful. We will spend time reviewing the various archaeological excavations on the sites and then will investigate the social, religious and civic life of the towns. We will delve into the domestic world of wealth and poor Romans alike, looking at houses, baths, the forum and the temples. Paintings and other art work will, of course, be central to our study.

This course will be delivered online.

To book a place on this course ring 0300 303 3464 or go to the central WEA website by clicking here.