Discovering commercial hospitality in ancient Rome

Kevin D. O'Gorman

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    Commercial hospitality in Ancient Rome, argues Kevin O'Gorman, was complex and sophisticated. He is concerned that over-reliance on the surviving texts can lead to confusion: it is important to examine physical historical sites, like Pompeii, to get a sense of how these establishments worked, and to investigate them within a context of what we know about hospitality throughout history.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)44-52
    Number of pages8
    JournalHospitality Review
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


    • hospitality management
    • hospitality studies
    • Pompeii
    • ancient rome
    • hospitality
    • tourism

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