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The term amphitheatre is literally defined as the space for the spectators that runs all round the arena. The commemorative inscription attributes its construction to the highest officials in Pompeii, Caius Quintus Valgus and Marcus Portius, who also built the Odeion shortly after the town had acquired the status of Roman colony. The Pompeian Amphitheatre is classed as the oldest of all existing buildings of this kind. To allow easy access, it was built in an area on the outskirts of the town with comparatively few buildings and it was inserted into a corner formed by the town walls in order to make use of the existing embankments on two of its sides. About 20000 peop ... continue
RECIPE OF THE DAY OF THE ANCIENT POMPEII
VITELLINA FRICTA (Fried Veal)
(Apic. 8, 5, 1) Ingredients:
800 g – 1 kg veal
300 g dried raisins (sultanas)
1 tblsp honey
2 tblsp vinegar
200 ml wine
100 ml oil
100 ml Defritum (or wine syrup)
100 ml Liquamen (or 1tsp salt)
Dried onion to taste
Fry veal in olive oil until well done. Mix raisins, wine, vinegar,
honey, oil, Liquamen and spices together in an extra pan, shortly boil
the sauce. Pou ... continue
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Love was a common topic of conversation in Pompeii. Feelings, passions, poetic love, sex, homosexuality, prostitution and so forth were all part of daily life and not a source of prejudice. The concept of “obscenity” seems to have been unknown. Love and sex were considered earthly practices of a man’s life that were encouraged by the benevolence of Venus. The thousands of examples of graffiti found on the town’s walls are unequivocal proof of what the people of Pompeii thought about love and sex.