The evidence presented in this thesis is used to test the hypothesis that a reliable and affordable supply of light fuel and lighting equipment was a major constituent in Roman urban living.
‘I think we have a very powerful imagined idea of what an ancient city should be like, which is a romantic empty ruin that stands in mute testament to the past.’
Not bad, but one won’t leave the cinema thinking they saw something fresh and innovative.
This paper is intended to be a beginning of a series of texts about the economic activity of women in Rome.
Excavations at Pompeii began in 1748. Today, advances in technology are being used to preserve and conserve. And,as
Joanne Berry and Sarah Court reveal, the ancient city still has much to tell us. So, what is new in Pompeii?
Compared to most other crafts, the activities of fullers in Roman Italy have left a significant body of both material and immaterial traces.
The getting of water and its domestic, commercial and industrial use were daily activities for many of the inhabitants of Pompeii.
The study of Pompeian households has until recently been dominated by analyses of architectural patterns and wall paintings, as these are easily available for study.