Pompeii : the living city
|Format:||Print Book 2006|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 3 copies|
The ash of Mt. Vesuvius preserves a living record of the complex and exhilarating society it instantly obliterated two thousand years ago. In this highly readable, lavishly illustrated book, Butterworth and Laurence marshall cutting-edge archaeological reconstructions and a vibrant historical tradition dating to Pliny and Tacitus; they present a richly textured portrait of a society not altogether unlike ours, composed of individuals ordinary and extraordinary who pursued commerce, politics, family and pleasure in the shadow of a killer volcano. Deeply resonant in a world still at the mercy of natural disaster, Pompeii recreates life as experienced in the city, and those frantic, awful hours in AD 79 that wiped the bustling city from the face of the earth.
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-- Pompeii (Extinct city)
Art, Roman -- Italy -- Pompeii (Extinct city)
Pompeii (Extinct city) -- History.
Pompeii (Extinct city) -- Social life and customs.
Naples Region (Italy) -- Antiquities.
|Publisher|| New York :St. Martin's Press,2006
|Edition||1st U.S. ed.|
Reprint. Originally published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005.
354 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-341) and index.