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STUDY DAY : SICILIAN SPLENDOURS AND THE LAST SUPPER IN POMPEII Dr Paul Roberts Tuesday 18 February 2020

STUDY DAY

SICILIAN SPLENDOURS AND THE LAST SUPPER IN POMPEI

 DR PAUL ROBERTS 

CORE THEATRE SOLIHULL 10.00 AM 

There will be three lectures which make up this Study Day.

The two morning lectures will cover the archaeology and art of Sicily from the Greeks to the Normans and the afternoon lecture will be about the food and drink of Pompeii.

Dr Paul Roberts is the newly appointed Sackler Keeper of Antiquities at The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. 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 between the major exhibitions “Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum”. At the Ashmolean he worked on the 2016 exhibition entitled “Storms, War and Shipwrecks: Sicily and the Sea” telling the history of Sicily through shipwreck finds around the island. He studied at the Universities of Cambridge, Sheffield and Oxford and lived in Italy for several years in Milan, Rome and Naples. He has excavated in Britain, Greece, Libya and Turkey and in particular in Italy, where he directs excavations in the Sabine Hills near Rome. His research focuses on the day-to-day lives of ordinary people in the Greek and Roman worlds. He has accompanied tours to Sicily, the Bay of Naples and Rome and has written books on Roman daily life, Roman Emperors, mummy portraits and Roman glass. He is currently writing a walking tour of Ancient Rome.

The cost of this study day is £38.00 per person to include refreshments on arrival, two morning lectures, a light lunch of Quiche, Salad and New Potatoes, Tea and Coffee and a third lecture in the afternoon.

Members have the application form.

If a non-member would like to attend, please use the contact facilities available on this website

 

Photograph : Magna Grecia, Sicily