Pompeii, a place yet to be discovered: the necropolis of Porta Sarno and the freedman's tomb

Sep 05, 2021 261

An incredible new archaeological discovery has been made in Pompeii: it is a tomb, a very special burial place, which can be considered as the first proof of the existence of Greek-language spectacles in the Roman city buried by Vesuvius, previously only hypothesized by scholars.

The proof of what is said lies in the fact that in this particular funerary environment a marble inscription was found that tells us the personal story of an inhabitant of Pompeii: the buried person is Marcus Venerius Secundio, a "Liberto", i.e. an ex-slave freed by the legal means of the time and guardian of the temple of Venus. He must have been the one who organized performances in Latin and also in Greek.

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SOURCE: https://www.visititaly.eu

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