Mt. Vesuvius and the Destruction of Pompeii
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 728 , Segment 1
Episode: Voices from the Dust
- Nov 4, 2020 7:00 pm
- 26:51 mins
Guest: Roger Macfarlane, Professor of Classical Studies at Brigham Young University 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.