How was mythology used by ancient Romans in their everyday lives? At Nemi to the south of Rome, the sanctuary of the goddess Diana provides us with a snapshot of Roman life and society. This album explores some of the fragments of objects found at the site of Diana's temple, such as a street entertainer's clay lamp, an ex-slave's votive statue and a miniature model of the Temple itself. Containing significant clues about social mobility, these cult objects reveal how lower social classes use ...
A short introduction to this album.
Examining the mysterious miniature terracotta model of temple, found at Nemi.
What can we learn about Diana and her worshippers from this statue, found at Nemi?
Gleaning clues about the fabric of Roman society from a fragment of an oil lamp.
The messages conveyed in a statue donated by an ex-slave.
Open University academic Valerie Hope explains how objects found at Nemi reveal how mythology played a key role in everyday life.
Chris Emlyn-Jones, Valerie Hope and Paula James reveal the enduring importance of myth.
How story and myth are embedded into the monuments and artefacts of ancient Greece and Rome.