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CLIP 11777

Pompeii: food and where you ate it

Pompeii: food and where you ate it

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Key Info
  • Pompeii: food and where you ate it
  • Duration: 04:32
  • Bread was a staple food and its importance is reflected in the remains of over thirty bakeries at Pompeii. A bakery is visited and the different processes which went on there are explained. The point is made that, in general, rich and poor shared the same diet. Where they ate it, however, was very different. The wealthy ate in dining-rooms in their own homes; the poor visited the many "fast food joints" which lined the streets of the city. A visit is made to one of these and what a customer would have done there is explained. Taken from Pompeii: Life and Death in a Roman Town first published in 2010.
  • Subject:

    Classical Studies


    Daily Life and Death

  • Keywords: flour, mill, dough, baker, tomb, Rome, Ostia, Pompeii
Ideas for use in class
  • Illuminates a discussion of daily life in the Roman world. Also useful in any consideration of the differences between rich and poor in society
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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