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The Complete Pompeii

The Complete Pompeii

  • Author: Joanne Berry
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780500290927
  • Category: Pompeii (Extinct city)
  • Page: 256
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Pompeii is the best known and probably the most important archaeological site in the world. This book, now available in paperback, is the most up-to-date, authoritative and comprehensive account for the general reader of its rise, splendour and fall. The drama of Pompeii's end has been handed down by Roman writers, its paintings and mosaics have astonished visitors since their discovery, and its houses and public buildings still present a vivid picture of life, disaster and death in a Roman town.

Pompeii

Pompeii

Public and Private Life

  • Author: Paul Zanker
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674689671
  • Category: History
  • Page: 251
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Pompeii's tragedy is society's windfall: an ancient city fully preserved, its urban design and domestic styles speaking across the ages. This richly illustrated book conducts readers through the captured wonders of Pompeii, evoking at every turn the life of the city as it was 2,000 years ago. At home or in public, at work or at ease, the people of Pompeii and their world come alive in Zanker's masterly rendering. It is a provocative and original reading of material culture. 21 color illustrators. 55 halftones.

Houses and Monuments of Pompeii

Houses and Monuments of Pompeii

The Works of Fausto and Felice Niccolini

  • Author: Roberto Cassanelli
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • ISBN: 9780892366842
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 223
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Based on the 4-volume work originally edited by the Niccolinis and published in Naples 1854-1896.

The Lost World of Pompeii

The Lost World of Pompeii

  • Author: Colin Amery,Brian Curran
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • ISBN: 9780892366873
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 191
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Since Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79, the story of the lost city of Pompeii continues to intrigue the public. Discoveries at Pompeii and the nearby village of Herculaneum include elegant villas, whole rooms intact adorned with classical motifs and exquisite frescoes-as vivid as the day they were painted-as well as skillfully laid-out gardens. Excavations began in 1748 but halted from 1954-94. Today, new funding mean that parts of the site are being opened and recorded for the first time. This book provides more than 150 new photographs by Chris Caldicott, Royal Geographic Society photographer-in-residence. Its covers such topics as the history of the city, the discovery of the remains, the town plan, the private life of Pompeii, Pompeii's design legacy, and the site today. Published in association with the World Monuments Fund, this lavish book offers readers a fresh and comprehensive exploration of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Daily Life in the Roman City

Daily Life in the Roman City

Rome, Pompeii and Ostia

  • Author: Gregory S. Aldrete
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313331749
  • Category: History
  • Page: 278
  • View: 1991
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Discusses daily life in ancient Rome, examining such topics as housing, clothing, food, childbearing, the economy, leisure times, and religion.

The World of Pompeii

The World of Pompeii

  • Author: Pedar Foss,John J. Dobbins
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134689748
  • Category: History
  • Page: 704
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This all embracing survey of Pompeii provides the most comprehensive survey of the region available. With contributions by well-known experts in the field, this book studies not only Pompeii, but also – for the first time – the buried surrounding cities of Campania. The World of Pompeii includes the latest understanding of the region, based on the up-to-date findings of recent archaeological work. Accompanied by a CD with the most detailed map of Pompeii so far, this book is instrumental in studying the city in the ancient world and is an excellent source book for students of this fascinating and tragic geographic region.

The Complete Roman Legions

The Complete Roman Legions

  • Author: Nigel Pollard,Joanne Berry
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780500251836
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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This title covers all 45 imperial legions of the Roman Empire in compelling and accurate detail, telling the tales of their triumphs and defeats as they policed the empire and enlarged its borders.

Pompeii

Pompeii

  • Author: Piero Giovanni Guzzo,Antonio D'Ambrosio
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 159
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Herculaneum, Italy's Buried Treasure

Herculaneum, Italy's Buried Treasure

  • Author: Joseph Jay Deiss
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • ISBN: 9780892361649
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 222
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A vivid portrayal of life in Pompeii's sister city, this book includes a detailed description of the ancient Villa dei Papyri, on which the present Getty Museum in Malibu is modeled.

Pompeii

Pompeii

  • Author: Peter Connolly
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199171583
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 80
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Describes the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii in 79 A.D. and the rediscovery and subsequent excavation of this buried city.

Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum

Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum

  • Author: Paul Roberts
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780199987436
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
  • View: 1933
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"This book is published to accompany the exhibition at the British Museum from 28 March to 29 September 2013"--T.p. verso.

Lives of the Romans

Lives of the Romans

  • Author: Joanne Berry,Philip Matyszak
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • ISBN: 0500771707
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
  • View: 4894
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One hundred biographies reveal the mightiest civilization of the ancient world through the lives of its citizens. At its peak Rome's empire stretched across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, yet it started as a primitive encampment above a riverside marsh. This book spans the great chronological and geographical sweep of the Roman age and brings the reader face to face with those who helped create the empire, from consuls and commanders to ordinary soldiers, voters, and taxpayers. An extraordinary range of viewpoints is explored in these biographies. A centurion and a plasterer's wife share pages with the orator Cicero and the scholar Pliny the Elder, while a vestal virgin shares a chapter with Antinous, the boy-lover of Hadrian. Augustine, the church patriarch, and Constantine, Rome's first "Christian" emperor, rub shoulders with Julian the Apostate and Vettius Agorius Praetextatus, leader of the pagans. Roman women were the most liberated in the ancient world. They could wield massive power and influence, yet are often overlooked. Meet Servilia, Caesar's lover; Sulpicia, the teenage poet; Amazonia, the sword-swinging gladiator; and Cloelia, the girl who escaped captivity by swimming the Tiber. Lavishly illustrated with magnificent works of art, including portraits, sculptures, and Renaissance paintings of Roman scenes, this book reveals the real-life stories behind the rise and fall of Rome. Philip Matyszak teaches Roman History for the Institute of Continuing Education at Cambridge. He has written extensively on the ancient world. Joanne Berry teaches ancient history at Swansea University and is the author of The Complete Pompeii.

Pompeii

Pompeii

  • Author: Alex Butterworth,Ray Laurence
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1780220545
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
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A visceral history of Pompeii - the living city brought back to life. This startling new book concentrates on the twenty years between 59 and 79AD, thus beginning with the earthquake which all but destroyed Pompeii and ending with the volcanic eruption which has become part of our collective popular imagination. Alex Butterworth and Ray Laurence have synthesised the latest research into Pompeii to bring this period of flux and instability back to life. By concentrating on key members from each strata of Pompeiian society we are plunged into the everyday life of a city rebuilding itself, in the knowledge that it will all be for nothing when Vesuvius erupts. So we follow Suedius Clemens who has been sent by Vespasian to settle disputes over land; Decimus Satrius Lucretius Valens who is set to join Pompeii's elite magistrates following the death of his protector; the Vettii brothers who were fabulously rich and ostentacious dealers in wine and perfume; Pherusa, the runaway slave; lusty young Rustus who is contemplating parricide...

New Pompeii

New Pompeii

  • Author: Daniel Godfrey
  • Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)
  • ISBN: 178329812X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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In the race to control renewable power, an energy giant stumbles on a controversial technology: the ability to transport matter from the deep past. Their biggest secret is New Pompeii, a replica city filled with Romans, pulled through time just before the volcanic eruption. Nick Houghton doesn’t know why he’s been chosen to be the company’s historical advisor. He’s just excited to be there. Until he starts to wonder what happened to his predecessor. Until he realizes that the company has more secrets than even the conspiracy theorists suspect. Until he realizes that they have underestimated their captives…

Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum

Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum

  • Author: Andrew Wallace-Hadrill
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691029092
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 244
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As Wallace-Hadrill remarks in his preface, `according to the recommendations of the teachers of oratory, the house should serve as a storehouse of memories'. By examining the archaeological evidence from over two hundred houses in Pompeii and Herculaneum, Roman texts, and comparative material from other cultures he tries to unlock these memories, asking such questions as how organisation of space and the use of decoration helped structure social relationships, how the world of work related to that of pleasure, and how widely did the luxuries of the rich spread among the houses of craftsmen and shopkeepers.

Pompeii and the Roman Villa

Pompeii and the Roman Villa

Art and Culture Around the Bay of Naples

  • Author: Carol C. Mattusch,National Gallery of Art (U.S.),Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • ISBN: 9780500514368
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 365
  • View: 8286
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An assessment of the Bay of Naples as a popular vacation spot in ancient Rome evaluates the picturesque area as a villa site for numerous emperors and a retreat of choice for the artistic community, in a lavishly illustrated volume that features reproductions of period artwork.

Pompeii

Pompeii

The Life of a Roman Town

  • Author: Mary Beard
  • Publisher: Profile Books(GB)
  • ISBN: 9781861975966
  • Category: Pompeii (Extinct city).
  • Page: 360
  • View: 8135
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Pompeii explodes a number of myths - from the very date of the eruption, probably a few months later than usually thought; the hygiene of the baths which must have been hotbeds of germs; and the legendary number of brothels, most likely only one, to the massive death count which was probably less than ten per cent of the population.Street Life, Earning a Living: Baker, Banker and Garum Maker (who ran the city), The Pleasure of the Body: Food, Wine, Sex and Baths, these chapter headings give a surprising insight into the workings of a Roman town. At the Suburban Baths we go from communal bathing to hygiene to erotica. A fast-food joint on the Via dell' Abbondanza introduces food and drink and diets and street life. These are just a few of the strands that make up an extraordinary and involving portrait of an ancient town, its life and its continuing re-discovery, by Britain's leading classicist.

Pompeii

Pompeii

A History of the City and the Eruption of Mount Vesuvius

  • Author: Fergus Mason
  • Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
  • ISBN: 1629171344
  • Category: History
  • Page: 100
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Pompeii was one of most advanced cities of its time; it had a complex water system, gymnasium, and an amphitheater. Despite it's advancements, there was one thing it wasn't ready for: Mount Vesuvius—the volcano that led to its ultimate doom. The 79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius was one of the worst disasters in all of European history. In a near instant, over 15,000 people were dead and a city was completely destroyed. This book looks at the rise, fall, and rediscovery of the great city of Pompeii.

The Complete Roman Army

The Complete Roman Army

  • Author: Adrian Goldsworthy
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780500288993
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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“An outstanding general study of the Roman military system. . . . The best one-volume treatment of the subject now in existence.”—Historian

The compleat angler [ed. by A. Murray].

The compleat angler [ed. by A. Murray].

  • Author: Alexander Murray (publisher)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
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