Roman Gardens, with Victoria Austen

Wed. May. 26, 2021

Mark Sundaram and Aven McMaster of The Endless Knot recently interviewed Dr. Victoria Austen for their podcast, talking with her about Roman gardens. What defines a garden? Where were the gardens at Rome, and what were they for? How did Romans think about gardens and gardening, and what roles did they play in literature, philosophy, and the public relations efforts of emperors?

Listen to the podcast episode Roman Gardens, with Victoria Austen

Dr. Victoria AustenWall painting - idyllic landscape with porta sacra and tholos - Pompeii (VIII 7 28 - sanctuary of Isis - ekklesiasterion) - Napoli MAN 8558 - 01. Photo by ArchaiOptix

Left: Dr. Victoria Austen

Right: Wall painting - idyllic landscape with porta sacra and tholos - Pompeii (VIII 7 28 - sanctuary of Isis - ekklesiasterion) - Napoli MAN 8558 - 01. Photo by ArchaiOptix