The Last Days of Pompeii

This costume series portrays aspects of life in Pompeii, a coastal luxury resort near Naples catering for the very rich of imperial Rome, mainly before but culminating in the eruption of the Vesuvian volcano, which wipes it from the face of the earth. The main characters include Diomed, a common upstart merchant whose self-made riches from trade allow him to consider running for political office against sitting city magistrate Quintus and an impoverished aristocratic marriage for his daughter Julia; the cultivated Greek Glaucus; the gladiator Lydon; the noble-born Antonius and his sister Ione, the evil Isis-priest Arbaces who is after (their) money and power; the persecution-fearing Christian slaves Petrus, his true love Chloe and their secret leader Olinthus.

Show Info

Airs on: United States ABC (1984 - 1984)
Runtime: 240 minutes
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama Action Adventure
Episodes ordered: 3 episodes

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Part 3

Episode 1x03; May 8, 1984

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x03: Part 3May 8, 1984
1x02: Part 2May 7, 1984
1x01: Part 1May 6, 1984
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