Pompeii and Herculaneum
Pompeii and Herculaneum is all about - as you might've guessed - Pompeii and Herculaneum. But there's a lot more to these two ancient cities than being victims of that massive volcanic eruption in 79AD. Prepared by Gersha Shteyman and Tess Gordon, this module will cover topics including the lives, social structure, economy of Pompeii and Herculaneum pre-eruption, the eruption itself, and centuries worth of archaeological digs. Students will gain a deeper understanding on the validity and reliability of sources, how these sources form most of what we know about these two ancient cities, and how archaeological digs went from Indiana Jones-esque treasure hunts to an actual profession.
Syllabus Dot Points
- 2.01The range of available sources13m : 43s
- 2.02The limitations, reliability and evaluation of sources05m : 12s
- 2.03The eruption24m : 42s
- 2.04The economy: trade, commerce, industries, occupations25m : 43s
- 2.05Social structure; men, women, freedmen, slaves25m : 57s
- 2.06Local political life19m : 59s
- 2.07Everyday life (Part 1)23m : 24s
- 2.07Everyday life (Part 2)11m : 45s
- 2.08Public buildings – basilicas, temples, fora, theatres, palaestra, amphitheatres30m : 28s
- 2.09Private buildings – villas, houses, shops29m : 46s
- 2.10Influence of Greek and Egyptian cultures: art, architecture, religion15m : 18s
- 2.11Religion: temples, household gods, foreign cults, tombs.