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Just behind the Large Theatre there’s the Temple of Isis with its entrance in the street of the same name. Originally dating from between the late 2nd and early 1st centuries B.C., it was totally rebuilt after the earthquake of 62 A.D. at the expense of an ex slave who had since made his fortune. The cult of Isis became fairly wide spread during the Hellenistic era due to the religious links the Greeks had with Egypt and the Orient, and it had a particularly large following in Pompeii as the town has strong trading ties with the East. The temple stands on a tall podium situated in the centre of a porticoed courtyard. The cella, which is greater in width than in leng ... continue
RECIPE OF THE DAY OF THE ANCIENT POMPEII
LEPOREM FARSUM (Stuffed Roast Hare)
(Apic. 8, 8, 3) Ingredients:
1 whole hare or rabbit
225 g whole pine kernels
100 g shelled almonds
100 g chopped mixed nuts
25 g peppercorns
2 eggs, beaten
Rue (or celery leaves)
1 small onion, chopped
100 g stoned dates, chopped
1 tbsp Liquamen (or soya sauce)
2 tbsp spiced wine (basically mulled wine)
Mix together the pine kernels, almonds, chopped nuts, peppercorns and the chopped giblets of the hare or rabbit. Bind this mixture with ... 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.