The archaeological remains of the Italian towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum provide valuable insights into the structure of Roman society. This talk discusses how members of the senatorial and equestrian orders – aristocrats at the very top of the Roman social hierarchy - were represented in these communities in the late Republican and early imperial periods. It will examine the evidence of honorific statues and inscriptions erected in public locations within the towns themselves, as well as tombs and other funerary monuments outside the walls.
Non-members are welcome. A donation of $10 per person includes entry in the lucky door prize and afternoon tea. Afternoon tea will be held in E318, Forgan Smith Building.