Ostia Antica: The Pompeii of Rome with Livia Galante

Ostia Antica: The Pompeii of Rome with Livia Galante


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This conversation will take us to explore Ostia, the ancient harbor of Rome, an extraordinary archaeological venue (similar in some respects to Pompeii) but politically much more important than the Vesuvian city.

We will discuss the three main stages of the development of this settlement. Starting with its foundations as a military garrison protecting the salts pans at the mouth of the Tiber river, to the warehouse of Rome, and lastly into a residential area for the luxury summer estates of the Patricians. We'll use these stages to help understand the changes that occurred in Roman society through the centuries.

Led by archaeologist Livia Galante, this interactive seminar will unpick the narrative of this fascinating ancient space. Designed to inform and inspire, we will emerge with increased knowledge and understanding of Ostia Antica and a deeper appreciation thanks to an archaeologist who has worked on the very site.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Vivienne (San Diego, US)
Fascinating seminar

Yet another superb seminar by Livia Galante. She brought Ostia Antica to life because she wove together the archeology and the history contextualizing it. Her knowledge, enthusiasm, joy for the site, and passion about archeology and ancient Rome and its environs shone throughout. The visuals were terrific.

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K. Watson (Vernon, CA)
Fascinating overview of Ostia Antica, a largely unvisited gem near Rome

Livia Galante is a passionate and entertaining advocate and presenter on Ostia Antica, where she worked for many years. The presentation included the historic and environmental context for the site as well as in-depth information and anecdotes on the life in the port city and the customs of the Romans who lived and worked there. I have been to Ostia Antica and the site is well worth a visit when one is in Rome. It competes nicely with Pompeii. Livia added considerably to my knowledge of this unique place.

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Anonymous (Cayuga, CA)
Fascinating

Fabulous presentation.

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Stratis Sapuntzakis (Washington, US)
Ostia Antica

Outstanding presentation! Livia's enthusiastic delivery style as well as the excellent photos and reconstructed views of the site kept me riveted to my computer monitor throughout the presentation. We had visited Ostia and the on-site museum in 2009 but got only a fraction of the historical and archaeological information Livia gave us in just over one hour!

Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
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Vivienne (San Diego, US)
Fascinating seminar

Yet another superb seminar by Livia Galante. She brought Ostia Antica to life because she wove together the archeology and the history contextualizing it. Her knowledge, enthusiasm, joy for the site, and passion about archeology and ancient Rome and its environs shone throughout. The visuals were terrific.

K
K. Watson (Vernon, CA)
Fascinating overview of Ostia Antica, a largely unvisited gem near Rome

Livia Galante is a passionate and entertaining advocate and presenter on Ostia Antica, where she worked for many years. The presentation included the historic and environmental context for the site as well as in-depth information and anecdotes on the life in the port city and the customs of the Romans who lived and worked there. I have been to Ostia Antica and the site is well worth a visit when one is in Rome. It competes nicely with Pompeii. Livia added considerably to my knowledge of this unique place.

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Anonymous (Washington, US)

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Anonymous (Cayuga, CA)
Fascinating

Fabulous presentation.

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Stratis Sapuntzakis (Washington, US)
Ostia Antica

Outstanding presentation! Livia's enthusiastic delivery style as well as the excellent photos and reconstructed views of the site kept me riveted to my computer monitor throughout the presentation. We had visited Ostia and the on-site museum in 2009 but got only a fraction of the historical and archaeological information Livia gave us in just over one hour!