Pompeii – Life and Death in a Roman Town

Welcome to Rome Across Europe!

If this is your initial visit with us, we’re very excited to have you. If you’ve been here before, we’re thrilled that you think enough of us to return.

Most of our friends here know that I am presently studying to be a primary or secondary school teacher (whatever school that hires me will make the decision for me) here in the Texas Hill Country. During this time, I’m busy studying so putting out original articles must be put to the back burner for the moment.

Instead, however, we present you renowned author and Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge, Mary Beard presents Pompeii – Life and Death in a Roman Town!

Just in case your are not familiar with Pompeii, it was an Ancient Roman town-city near modern Naples (in the Campania region of Italy). Pompeii, along with Herculaneum and many villae in the surrounding area, was mostly destroyed and buried under 13 to 20 ft of volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

We hope you enjoyed Professor Beard and her always tantalizing tales of days past. Maybe you’ve even been inspired to make a journey to the Roman ruins yourself.

Till next time, Don’t Stop Rome-ing!