Mary Beard on Pompeii's Showiest Family

From:Pompeii: The Dead Speak

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The Valentes were a wealthy family in Pompeii that used lavish, high-end parties to gain political clout. Classicist Mary Beard walks us through the remains of their opulent home and imagines what an evening in their company would be like.