Monday, January 05, 2015

August 2013: A freedman in Herculaneum

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so popped into the BM to see the exhibition on Pompeii and Herculaneum. You cannot take photographs inside the exhibition, which I hate…but

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So this is a bronze statue found in the theatre of Herculaneum in the early 1730’s of Lucius Mammius Maximum who was a wealthy benefactor of the city paying for public buildings and statues.

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Wearing a dogs, he is posing as if he is making a speech.

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But then, he was a freedman, an ex-slave. there is hope indeed.

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