Mt. Vesuvius and the Destruction of Pompeii

Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • Jun 11, 2021 6:00 pm
  • 26:51 mins

The last days of Pompeii before the eruption of Vesuvius were just like any others, despite the dramatic portrayals in cultural history that suggest differently. Furthermore, there is no evidence that the people of Pompeii were more decadent than people in any neighboring cities, so be skeptical when philosophers suggest they got what they deserved. Guest: Roger Macfarlane, Professor of Classical Studies at Brigham Young University