Marcus Venerius Secundio

Marcus Venerius Secundio was a Roman impresario who produced Greek and Latin plays. He was former slave, who after freeing himself, improved his social standing and became the custodian of the temple of Venus at Pompeii. He probably lived in the 1st century and died a few years before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
The partially mummified remains of Marcus Venerius Secundio was found at the necropolis of Porta Sarno, one of the main entrance gates of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. It is the best-preserved human remains ever discovered in the historic site.

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