Religion in Pompeii & Herculaneum


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Why is it logical to find the cult of Bacchus in Pompeii?

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1. What non-Greco/Roman deity seems to have been worshipped in both Pompeii and Herculaneum?

2. What were the lares?

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This brief quiz and worksheet will assess your understanding of religion in Pompeii and Herculaneum. The worksheet can be printed with or without an answer key.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will find the following topics in the quiz questions:

  • Why the cult of Bacchus can be found in Pompeii
  • The non-Greco/Roman deity that was worshipped in Pompeii and Herculaneum
  • What the lares were
  • Where wealthy Romans of Pompeii and Herculaneum built tombs
  • The role of religion in Roman life as reflected by the location of the Temple of Jupiter and Temple of Apollo

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about religion in Pompeii and Herculaneum
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who the lares were
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the role of religion in Roman life and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Delve even deeper into this topic by reviewing the related lesson titled Religion in Pompeii & Herculaneum. Here's a snapshot of what the lesson covers:

  • The importance of religion in Rome
  • What preserved Roman society
  • The oldest temple in Pompeii
  • Greek-inspired gods