As anyone who lives in modern Rome knows: where humans gather, so does garbage, a statement as true for the ancient world as it is today. This lecture will draw on results from recent excavations at Pompeii and elsewhere to consider what Romans threw out and how they managed their waste through complex systems of reuse and recycling.

Public Lecture by Professor Allison Emmerson, Current American Academy of Rome Emeline Hill Richardson Post-Doctoral Rome Prize Fellow in Ancient Studies and assistant professor in the Department of Classical Studies at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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