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


Anthropology, anthro, CUL, book talk, olin library


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Caitlín Barrett

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