The Complete Pompeii


Author: Joanne Berry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500290927

Category: Pompeii (Extinct city)

Page: 256

View: 8370

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.


Public and Private Life


Author: Paul Zanker

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674689671

Category: History

Page: 251

View: 2441

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

The Works of Fausto and Felice Niccolini


Author: Roberto Cassanelli

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892366842

Category: Architecture

Page: 223

View: 1612

Based on the 4-volume work originally edited by the Niccolinis and published in Naples 1854-1896.



Author: Piero Giovanni Guzzo,Antonio D'Ambrosio

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 159

View: 3214

The Lost World of Pompeii


Author: Colin Amery,Brian Curran

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892366873

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

View: 2815

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.

The World of Pompeii


Author: Pedar Foss,John J. Dobbins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134689748

Category: History

Page: 704

View: 6572

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.

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: 7833

Discusses daily life in ancient Rome, examining such topics as housing, clothing, food, childbearing, the economy, leisure times, and religion.

The Complete Roman Legions


Author: Nigel Pollard,Joanne Berry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500251836

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 650

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.



Author: Peter Connolly

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199171583

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 4570

Describes the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii in 79 A.D. and the rediscovery and subsequent excavation of this buried city.

Herculaneum, Italy's Buried Treasure


Author: Joseph Jay Deiss

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892361649

Category: Architecture

Page: 222

View: 9453

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.

Lives of the Romans


Author: Joanne Berry,Philip Matyszak

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 0500771707

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 8826

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.

Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum


Author: Paul Roberts

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199987436

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 3908

"This book is published to accompany the exhibition at the British Museum from 28 March to 29 September 2013"--T.p. verso.

New Pompeii


Author: Daniel Godfrey

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 178329812X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6796

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…



Author: Alex Butterworth,Ray Laurence

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780220545

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 3212

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...

Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum


Author: Andrew Wallace-Hadrill

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691029092

Category: Architecture

Page: 244

View: 2700

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 Life of a Roman Town


Author: Mary Beard

Publisher: Profile Books(GB)

ISBN: 9781861975966

Category: Pompeii (Extinct city).

Page: 360

View: 5882

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 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: 2800

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.


A History of the City and the Eruption of Mount Vesuvius


Author: Fergus Mason

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1629171344

Category: History

Page: 100

View: 8725

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


Author: Adrian Goldsworthy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500288993

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 4391

“An outstanding general study of the Roman military system. . . . The best one-volume treatment of the subject now in existence.”—Historian


An Archaeological Guide


Author: Paul Wilkinson

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1786722690

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 4023

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.