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How was mythology used by ancient Romans in their everyday lives? At Nemi to the south of Rome, the sanctuary of the goddess Diana provides us with a snapshot of Roman life and society. This album explores some of the fragments of objects found at the site of Diana's temple, such as a street entertainer's clay lamp, an ex-slave's votive statue and a miniature model of the Temple itself. Containing significant clues about social mobility, these cult objects reveal how lower social classes used mythical stories to empower themselves.

This material forms part of The Open University course A330 Myth in the Greek and Roman worlds.

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How was mythology used by ancient Romans in their everyday lives? At Nemi to the south of Rome, the sanctuary of the goddess Diana provides us with a snapshot of Roman life and society. This album explores some of the fragments of objects found at the site of Diana's temple, such as a street entertainer's clay lamp, an ex-slave's votive statue and a miniature model of the Temple itself. Containing significant clues about social mobility, these cult objects reveal how lower social classes used mythical stories to empower themselves.

This material forms part of The Open University course A330 Myth in the Greek and Roman worlds.

    Myth in the Greek and Roman Worlds: the Temple of Diana at Nemi

    Myth in the Greek and Roman Worlds: the Temple of Diana at Nemi

    A short introduction to this album.

    • 1 min
    Transcript -- Myth in the Greek and Roman Worlds: the Temple of Diana at Nemi

    Transcript -- Myth in the Greek and Roman Worlds: the Temple of Diana at Nemi

    A short introduction to this album.

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    The Temple of Diana at Nemi: temple model

    The Temple of Diana at Nemi: temple model

    Examining the mysterious miniature terracotta model of temple, found at Nemi.

    • 5 min
    Transcript -- The Temple of Diana at Nemi: temple model

    Transcript -- The Temple of Diana at Nemi: temple model

    Examining the mysterious miniature terracotta model of temple, found at Nemi.

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    The Temple of Diana at Nemi: anatomical votive

    The Temple of Diana at Nemi: anatomical votive

    What can we learn about Diana and her worshippers from this statue, found at Nemi?

    • 5 min
    Transcript -- The Temple of Diana at Nemi: anatomical votive

    Transcript -- The Temple of Diana at Nemi: anatomical votive

    What can we learn about Diana and her worshippers from this statue, found at Nemi?

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