UQ lecture to discuss
PompeiiWednesday, 30 April
The downfall of Pompeii in Italy will be
discussed at a free University of
Queensland public lecture next week.
Professor Frank Sear from
the University of Melbourne will discuss Two days in the life of
Pompeii on Friday, May 9 at 8pm in the Abel Smith Lecture Theatre,
Campbell Road, St Lucia campus.
On August 24, 79 AD, Mount
Vesuvius erupted and engulfed the city of Pompeii in southern Italy.
The lecture will discuss archaeological findings from the
buildings, people and even food that were sealed by volcanic ash.
Professor Sear is a Professor of Classical Studies at the
University of Melbourne. He completed his PhD at Cambridge University and
also studied at the British School in Rome, Italy.
Co-director of the Australian Pompeii Project from 1978–1988 and since
1990 has worked on the history of Roman theatre.
He has published
extensively on Roman archaeology, art and architecture. He is a Fellow of
the Society of Antiquaries in London and a Fellow of the Australian
Academy of Humanities.
The lecture is supported by the School of History,
Philosophy, Religion and Classics and The Friends of Antiquity.
It will be chaired by UQ Head of Classics and Ancient History
Associate Professor Dorothy Watts.
Media: For further
information, contact the School of History, Philosophy, Religion and
Classics (telephone 07 3365 2620) or Joanne van Zeeland at UQ
Communications (telephone 07 3365 2619).