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Chats in the Stacks: Caitlín Barrett on Domesticating Empire: Egyptian Landscapes in Pompeian Gardens

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Olin Library, 107 161 Ho Plaza, Ithaca, NY 14853

Many private gardens in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii were decorated with statues, paintings, and mosaics evoking far-away Egypt, which was part of the Roman empire at the time. These foreign images and objects transformed household space into a microcosm of empire, according to Caitlín Eilís Barrett, an associate professor in the Department of Classics at Cornell.

In a Chats in the Stacks talk, Barrett will discuss case studies from Pompeii featured in her illustrated book, Domesticating Empire: Egyptian Landscapes in Pompeian Gardens (Oxford University Press, 2019), the first contextually oriented monograph on Egyptian imagery in Roman homes.

This book talk is sponsored by Olin Library. Light refreshments will be served.

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Author Appearance, Special Event, Presentation

Departments

Anthropology, Classics, Landscape Architecture, Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies (CIAMS)

Tags

Anthropology, anthro, CUL, book talk, olin library

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#chatsinthestacks

Contact E-Mail

jl3378@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Jenny Leijonhufvud

Contact Phone

607-255-9998

Speaker

Caitlín Barrett

Speaker Affiliation

Classics and CIAMS

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https://olinuris.library.cornell.edu/events

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https://www.library.cornell.edu/services/disability

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