A mural from the house of Julia Felix. By ho visto nina volare from Italy (Pompei 2012  Uploaded by tm) [CC BY-SA 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons

Episode 15: Women Business Owners in Pompeii

Join Meredith and Frank as they discuss how women in ancient Pompeii built their own business empires, despite cultural and legal biases against them.

Links and Additional Content:

Explore Pompeii using the Google Cultural Institute site. This is a really fun site to play with.

Business Women in Pompeii via Ancient History and Archaeology

Current Issues in Women’s History published by the International Conference on Women’s History (discusses Faustilla)

ISBN-10: 0415752418
ISBN-13: 978-0415752411

Pompeii in Pictures, including images of where tablets were found that documented the transactions between Poppaea Note, and Dicidia Margaris.

Another Pompeii in Pictures site, showing the tomb of Naevoleia Tyche and C. Munatius Faustus.