Virtual Art Talk - Last Supper in Pompeii: From the Table to the Grave

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This is an online event hosted on Zoom by Contra Costa County Library Discover & Go partner, the Legion of Honor.

Ancient Romans knew how to eat – that is IF you like flamingo or dormice. We will look at the city of Pompeii and the people who lived there as they unknowingly enjoyed their last hours before Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79AD, covering Pompeii with ash

Examining a uniquely preserved way of life that for some was marked by lush gardens and magnificent interiors, we will find brilliantly painted wall frescoes and intricately detailed floor mosaics. We may even attend a dinner party where the conversation sparkles, the wine flows and the food tempts you to eat more than you should.

But we will also look behind the scenes – the small, smoky kitchens where exotic delicacies were prepared, as well as life on the streets, stopping in at the bakery or a taverna as we examine the last supper in Pompeii.

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