Greek inspiration in Roman Naples
A talk by writer Jordan Lancaster.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Istituto Italiano di Cultura
The Romans enjoyed travelling to Pompeii the Bay of Naples to indulge in a Greek way of life, to wear Greek costumes and practice Greek customs as a form of relaxation; the Epicurean philosophical school in Naples inspired both Virgil and Horace. We shall examine the Greek way of life in Naples and Pompei in order to understand the fascination it exerted in Roman times.