The Master will feature in Professor Mary Beard's programme Pompeii: Life and Death in a Roman Town, to be shown on Tuesday 14th December at 9pm on BBC Two.

Whilst much has been written about how the people of Pompeii died, Professor Mary Beard examines how they lived. The Master, Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, provides evidence ranging from diet to technology, all from the Roman sewers of Herculaneum.

This is an archived news story, first posted in 2010.

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