Nov 15, 2010

Eumachia: A Roman Woman's Legacy

Eumachia was a woman who lived in Pompeii 80-100 years before the famous eruption.  With her own money she funded the building of one of the largest buildings in Pompeii.  It was located right off of the town's forum and is now know as the Eumachia Building.  She also paid for her family's tomb which is the largest in Pompeii.  After her death the fuller's guild dedicated a statue to her which closely resembled the empress of Rome at that time.

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