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Christopher Siwicki

Christopher Siwicki lectures in classics at John Cabot University Rome. He is a fellow at the Warburg Institute, and an honorary research fellow at the University of Exeter.

At the Ashmolean: Pompeii

Christopher Siwicki, 2 January 2020

The​ excellent exhibition Last Supper at Pompeii at the Ashmolean (until 12 January) is about much more than what Pompeians had for dinner. A fresco that once decorated the lararium (the shrine of the household gods) of a large Pompeian villa illustrates food production in the Bay of Naples. Bacchus, elaborately dressed as a bunch of grapes, is shown standing in front of a mountain –...

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