Survivors of Vesuvius: Tracking Refugees from Pompeii and Herculaneum
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Pierre-Jacques Volaire (French, 1792‒1802). The Eruption of Mount Vesuvius, 1777. Oil on canvas; 134.9 x 226.1 cm. Purchased with funds from the Alcy C. Kendrick Bequest and the State of North Carolina, by exchange. North Carolina Museum of Art
Presented by Dr. Steven Tuck, Professor, History and Classics, Miami University
The question of whether anyone survived the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 and made it out of Pompeii has been long debated. It can now be answered. In this lecture we trace some of the survivors from Pompeii and Herculaneum, see who made it out, where they resettled, and how they carried on their lives in their new communities.
Admission: This program is free and open to the public; registration is required. This lecture will be live streamed on Zoom. An e-confirmation with a Zoom link will be sent to registered participants.
The Ancient Art Council programs for the exhibition Last Supper in Pompeii are supported by Elizabeth D. Moyer, Ph.D., and Michael C. Powanda, Ph.D.