Pompeii

An Archaeological Guide

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Author: Paul Wilkinson

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1786722690

Category: History

Page: 256

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The resonant ruins of Pompeii are perhaps the most direct route back to the living, breathing world of the ancient Romans. Two million visitors annually now walk the paved streets which re-emerged, miraculously preserved, from their layers of volcanic ash. Yet for all the fame and unique importance of the site, there is a surprising lack of a handy archaeological guide in English to reveal and explain its public spaces and private residences. This compact and user-friendly handbook, written by an expert in the field, helpfully fills that gap. Illustrated throughout with maps, plans, diagrams and other images, Pompeii: An Archaeological Guide offers a general introduction to the doomed city followed by an authoritative summary and survey of the buildings, artefacts and paintings themselves. The result is an unrivalled picture, derived from an intimate knowledge of Roman archaeology around the Bay of Naples, of the forum, temples, brothels, bath-houses, bakeries, gymnasia, amphitheatre, necropolis and other site buildings – including perennial favourites like the House of the Faun, named after its celebrated dancing satyr.

The Romans on the Bay of Naples

An Archaeological Guide

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Author: L. J. F. Keppie

Publisher: History Press (SC)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Campania (Italy)

Page: 192

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A history and guide to the spectacular Roman remains of Pompeii, Naples and others

Rome and Environs

An Archaeological Guide

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Author: Filippo Coarelli

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520957806

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

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This superb guide brings the work of Filippo Coarelli, one of the most widely published and well-known scholars of Roman topography, archeology and art, to a broad English-language audience. Conveniently organized by walking tours and illustrated throughout with clear maps, drawings, and plans, Rome and Environs: An Archaeological Guide covers all of the major, and an unparalleled number of minor, ancient sites in the city, and, unlike most other guides of Rome, includes major and many minor sites within easy reach of the city, such as Ostia Antica, Palestrina, Tivoli, and the many areas of interest along the ancient Roman roads. An essential resource for tourists interested in a deeper understanding of Rome's classical remains, it is also the ideal book for students and scholars approaching the ancient history of one of the world's most fascinating cities. • Covers all the major sites including the Capitoline, the Roman Forum, the Imperial Fora, the Palatine Hill, the Valley of the Colosseum, the Esquiline, the Caelian, the Quirinal, and the Campus Martius. • Discusses important clusters of sites-one on the area surrounding Circus Maximus and the other in the vicinity of the Trastevere, including the Aventine and the Vatican. • Covers the history and development of the city walls and aqueducts. • Follows major highways leading outside of the city to important and fascinating sites in the periphery of Rome. • Features 189 maps, drawings, and diagrams, and an appendix on building materials and techniques. • Includes an updated and expanded bibliography for students and scholars of Ancient Rome.

Pompeii

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Author: Piero Giovanni Guzzo,Antonio D'Ambrosio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 159

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Pompeii

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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.

The Complete Pompeii

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Author: Joanne Berry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 256

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A comprehensive visual survey of the ancient city draws on cutting-edge architectural research to reconstruct the latest beliefs about Pompeii's history, discussing such topics as the lives and deaths of its citizens, its political and religious structures, and its destruction by the eruption of AD 79.

Rome

An Oxford Archaeological Guide

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Author: Amanda Claridge,Judith Toms,Tony Cubberley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199546835

Category: History

Page: 540

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The ultimate guide to all the important archaeological sites in the city of Rome from the period 800 BC to AD 600, with over 200 site maps, plans, and photographs, covering everything from the Colosseum to the Catacombs and including an introduction that offers essential background to the culture and history of ancient Rome, information about museums and opening times, a chronology for reference, and comprehensive glossaries of essential terms. For this newedition the original text has been extensively revised, adding over 20 more sites and illustrations, the itineraries have been re-organized and expanded to suit the many changes that have taken place in thepast decade, and the practical information and references have been fully updated.

Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum

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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.

The Traffic Systems of Pompeii

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Author: Eric E. Poehler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190668709

Category: History

Page: 304

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The Traffic Systems of Pompeii is the first sustained examination of the development of road infrastructure in Pompeii--from the archaic age to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE--and its implications for urbanism in the Roman empire. Eric E. Poehler, an authority on Pompeii's uniquely preserved urban structure, distills over five hundred instances of street-level "wear and tear" to reveal for the first time the rules of the ancient road. From his analysis of curbstones, cobbled surfaces, and ruts emerge the intricacies of the Pompeian traffic system and the changes to its operation over time. Though archaeological expertise forms the backbone of this book, its findings have equally important historical and architectural implications. Later chapters probe the impact of design and infrastructure on social roles and hierarchies among property owners in Pompeii, illuminating the economic forces that push and pull upon the shape of urban space. The final chapters set the road system into its broader context as one major infrastructural and administrative artifact of the Roman empire's deeply urban culture. Where does Pompeii's system fit within the history of Roman traffic control? Is it unique for its innovation, or only for the preservation that permitted its discovery? Poehler marshals evidence from across the Roman world to examine these questions. His measured and thoroughly researched answers make this study a critical step forward in our understanding of infrastructure in the ancient world.

Pompeii's Living Statues

Ancient Roman Lives Stolen from Death

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Author: Eugene J. Dwyer

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472117270

Category: History

Page: 159

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An intriguing look at contemporary views regarding the casts of victims from Mt. Vesuvius' eruption

Pompeii

Public and Private Life

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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.

From Pompeii

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Author: Ingrid D. Rowland

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674416538

Category: History

Page: 352

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The calamity that proved lethal for Pompeii inhabitants preserved the city for centuries, leaving behind a snapshot of Roman daily life that has captured the imagination of generations, including Renoir, Freud, Hirohito, Mozart, Dickens, Twain, Rossellini, and Ingrid Bergman. Interwoven is the thread of Ingrid Rowland's own impressions of Pompeii.

Rome

A Living Portrait of an Ancient City

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Author: Stephen L. Dyson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421401010

Category: History

Page: 488

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In doing so, he offers a dramatic picture of a complex and changing urban center that, despite its flaws, flourished for centuries.

Archaeology

What it Is, where it Is, and how to Do it

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Author: Paul Wilkinson

Publisher: Archaeopress

ISBN: 9781905739004

Category: Social Science

Page: 104

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"This book has been written to be used by newcomers to archaeology in the field and explains the techniques and methods that will help you to understand and record the past." -- back cover.

Pompeii

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Author: Salvatore Nappo,Alfredo Foglia,Valeria Manferto,Laura Accomazzo

Publisher: White Star Publishers

ISBN: 9788854403451

Category: Social Science

Page: 167

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Few other archaeological sites in the world rival Pompeii for the amount of information it reveals about the lives of its ancient inhabitants. Preserved by the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, many of the temples, homes, public spaces, statues, and artistic treasures remain intact, providing us with a remarkable inheritance. With its handy flexibound format and fact-filled pages, this volume is an essential travel companion for anyone intending to visit Pompeii, presenting a wealth of information on its archaeological sites, cultural and artistic universe, and everyday life. The insightful text and captions are accompanied by photographs, three dimensional reconstructions, drawings, and dozens of meticulously plotted maps and floor plans. Fascinating insights are provided on the building and artistic techniques developed by the Pompeiians that will enhance readers’ appreciation of the sites they visit.

Pompeii

The Life of a Roman Town

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Author: Mary Beard

Publisher: Profile Books(GB)

ISBN: 9781861975966

Category: Pompeii (Extinct city).

Page: 360

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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.

Gardens of Pompeii

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Author: Annamaria Ciarallo

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892366293

Category: Gardening

Page: 73

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A study of Pompeiian frescoes reveals that the Vesuvian landscape of 79 AD included a vast and beautiful variety of fauna and flora. This lavishly illustrated volume combines botanical images depicted in Pompeiian art with present-day photographs of gardens in the region to give a complete understanding of the fruits, vegetables, pollens, seeds, and other plants of Pompeii. An appendix of botanical Latin names helps readers identify the plants featured in this handsome, informative book.

Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum

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Author: Paul Roberts

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199987436

Category: History

Page: 320

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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.