Last Supper in Pompeii

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Last Supper in Pompeii looks at the traditions of Roman dining - including its political and religious role, and the ever-present link between feasting and death. Pompeii has always been one of our most valuable sources of information because of the sudden preservation in the midst of life. This catalogue for the upcoming exhibition at the Legion of Honor encompasses where the Romans received their ideas from; the influence of Etruscans and Italians (who themselves had been influenced by the Greeks); the production and distribution of food around Pompeii; a look at the role of food and feasting in the Roman house; the arrival of the Romans in Britain, and the impact on dining there. Softcover, 244 pages.

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"A fascinating book featuring new research, by Paul Roberts, transports the reader back in time to 79 AD at the moment so many Roman citizens died in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. We are allowed an in-depth look at the role of food and feasting in the Roman household, suddenly interrupted and buried for centuries under ash and volcanic debris yet incredibly preserved, so that we may revisit that ill-fated day. The book is fascinating with amazing photos and celebrates the love of food and wine that has spanned the centuries."

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