Pompeii: City of Venus and Bacchus

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 18:30 to 19:30

Pompeii was officially dedicated to Venus, Goddess of Love, while Bacchus, God of Wine and Ecstasy, was also hugely popular. Join award-winning historian and broadcaster Bettany Hughes and Exhibition Curator Paul Roberts as they discuss the rich and heady lives of Pompeii's inhabitants and the deities they adored. This talk coincides with the release of Bettany Hughes's new book, Venus & Aphrodite - History of a Goddess.This event includes a private view of our current exhibition, Last Supper in Pompeii, and will be followed by a drinks reception.

Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2PH