The Complete Pompeii

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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.

Pompeji

Archäologie und Geschichte

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Author: Jens-Arne Dickmann

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406508875

Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Page: 128

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Pompeii

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Author: Diane Marczely Gimpel

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1629685127

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

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This title examines the exploration and study of Pompeii. The book explores the lives of the city's builders and the city's destruction, traces its discovery and scientific investigation, and discusses future study and conservation efforts.

The Tombs of Pompeii

Organization, Space, and Society

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Author: Virginia L. Campbell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131761139X

Category: History

Page: 356

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This book offers a comprehensive overview of the tombs of Pompeii and its immediate environs, examining the funerary culture of the population, delving into the importance of social class and self-representation, and developing a broad understanding of Pompeii’s funerary epigraphy and business. The Pompeian corpus of evidence has heretofore been studied in a piecemeal fashion, not conducive to assessing trends and practices. Here, a holistic approach to the funerary monuments allows for the integration of data from five different necropoleis and analysis of greater accuracy and scope. Author Virginia Campbell demonstrates that the funerary practices of Pompeii are, in some ways, unique in to the population, moving away from the traditional approach to burial based on generalizations and studies of typology. She shows that while some trends in Roman burial culture can be seen as universal, each population, time, and place constructs its own approach to commemoration and display. Including an extensive catalogue of tomb data and images never before assembled or published, this collective approach reveals new insights into ancient commemoration. The Tombs of Pompeii is the first English-language book on Pompeian funerary rituals. It’s also the first in any language to provide a complete survey of the tombs of Pompeii and the first to situate Pompeian differences within a wider Roman burial context.

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.

Pompeii

The Life of a Roman Town

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Author: Mary Beard

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847650643

Category: History

Page: 368

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WINNER OF THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE 2008 'The world's most controversial classicist debunks our movie-style myths about the Roman town with meticulous scholarship and propulsive energy' Laura Silverman, Daily Mail The ruins of Pompeii, buried by an explosion of Vesuvius in 79 CE, offer the best evidence we have of everyday life in the Roman empire. This remarkable book rises to the challenge of making sense of those remains, as well as exploding many myths: the very date of the eruption, probably a few months later than usually thought; or the hygiene of the baths which must have been hotbeds of germs; or the legendary number of brothels, most likely only one; or the massive death count, maybe less than ten per cent of the population. An extraordinary and involving portrait of an ancient town, its life and its continuing re-discovery, by Britain's favourite classicist.

Führer durch Pompeji

auf Veranlassung des Kaiserlich Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts

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Author: August Mau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Pompeii (Extinct city)

Page: 113

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The Complete Works

8. The last days of Pompeii. - 1835. - XIV, 562 S.

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Author: Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Roman Empire

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Author: Eric Nelson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101199180

Category: History

Page: 408

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You're no idiot, of course. The battle scenes in Gladiator had you on the edge of your seat and wondering where you could find more information on the rise and fall of ancient Rome. But, so far, your search has left you feeling like a blundering barbarian. Pick yourself up off the Colisseum floor! Consult 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Roman Empire', a fun-to-read introduction to the fascinating history, people, and culture of Ancient Rome. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get: -The history of the Roman Empire's rise and fall. -An idiot-proof introduction to the great epic literature of the Roman Republic. -A survey of the Romans in arts and popular culture. -Fascinating details of some of history's most nefarious emperors, including Nero, Caligula, and Commodus.

A History of Roman Art

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Author: Steven L. Tuck

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118885430

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 408

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A History of Roman Art provides a wide-ranging survey of the subject from the founding of Rome to the rule of Rome's first Christian emperor, Constantine. Incorporating the most up-to-date information available on the topic, this new textbook explores the creation, use, and meaning of art in the Roman world. Extensively illustrated with 375 color photographs and line drawings Broadly defines Roman art to include the various cultures that contributed to the Roman system Focuses throughout on the overarching themes of Rome's cultural inclusiveness and art's important role in promoting Roman values Discusses a wide range of Roman painting, mosaic, sculpture, and decorative arts, as well as architecture and associated sculptures within the cultural contexts they were created and developed Offers helpful and instructive pedagogical features for students, such as timelines; key terms defined in margins; a glossary; sidebars with key lessons and explanatory material on artistic technique, stories, and ancient authors; textboxes on art and literature, art from the provinces, and important scholarly perspectives; and primary sources in translation A book companion website is available at www.wiley.com/go/romanart with the following resources: PowerPoint slides, glossary, and timeline Steven Tuck is the 2014 recipient of the American Archaeological Association's Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award.

Herculaneum

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Author: Andrew Wallace-Hadrill

Publisher: Philipp Von Zabern Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9783805344968

Category: History

Page: 351

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In 79 A.D. an unprecedented natural disaster struck Herculaneum. The eruption of Vesuvius is, seen in today's light, a great fluke for archeology, because large areas of the city were conserved for research. Andrew Wallace-Hadrill explains archaeological remains from architecture and urban living, and takes a close look upon the daily life in the city. By evaluating the findings, as well as the written sources, he draws a picture of the bustling activity within the city. Aspects like the structure of the population, private and public areas, comparisons with neighboring Pompeji and the role of the city within the roman empire are analysed. Along with rich images, detailed plans, sketches and illustrations this book creates a vivid picture of Herculaneum.

Das Alexandermosaik

über Machterringung und Machtverlust

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Author: Klaus Stähler

Publisher: T. Fischer Bokforlaget & Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Alexander mosaic (Pompeii)

Page: 95

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The Complete Roman Legions

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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.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Marketing, 2nd edition

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Author: Sarah White

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 144069611X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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From online marketing to old-fashioned word-of-mouth, readers will find a comprehensive update on key marketing basics, as well as such topics as: € Guerilla marketing € Marketing to Boomers and Latinos € Online marketing € Targeted-but-affordable direct mail € Sample marketing plans for several types of small businesses (as well as a couple of larger projects) € Practical, do-it-yourself distribution strategies € Analysis of business segments and trends, and much more.

Das Buch Mormon

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Author: Joseph Smith

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5883931774

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Rom und das Schwert

wie Krieger und Waffen die römische Geschichte prägten

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Author: Simon James

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783805346474

Category: Electronic books

Page: 320

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Das Schwert ist im alten Rom nicht nur das Erzeugnis einer hochentwickelten Technologie, sondern steht vor allem als Metapher imperialer Macht im Fokus. Vom Aufstieg Roms bis zum Aufstand der Völker im Norden und Osten des Reiches, die das Imperium Romanum schließlich in die Knie zwingen sollten, wird die Geschichte der Bewaffnung der römischen Soldaten nachgezeichnet. Simon James bietet so eine anregend neue Perspektive auf die römische Geschichte, indem er sie aus der Sicht der Legionäre und ihrer Aktionen beschreibt. In einer einzigartigen Verbindung von Militär- und Sozialgeschichte ze.