Ancient Roman Villas in the Bay of Naples w. Dr. Mantha Zarmakoupi

The Bay of Naples featured a mosaic of luxury estates by the first century. Classical archaeologist, Dr. Mantha Zarmakoupi, Morris Russell and Josephine Chidsey Williams Assistant Professor in Roman Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, joins the show to share what villa-style living was like for Romans in this part of the Italian peninsula.

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Show Notes

  • Dr. Zarmakoupi is author of the monograph Designing for Luxury on the Bay of Naples: Villas and Landscapes (c. 100 BCE-79 CE) (Oxford University Press, 2014) and author of the forthcoming book Roman landscape: Eco-critical approaches to early imperial Italy (Getty Publications)

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