Author: Paul Wilkinson
Release Date: 2017-08-30
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.
Author: Salvatore Nappo
Publisher: White Star Publishers
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Social Science
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.
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.
Author: Amanda Claridge
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2010
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.
Author: Mary Beard
Publisher: Profile Books
Release Date: 2010-07-09
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.
Author: Alfonso De Franciscis
Publisher: Getty Trust Publication
Release Date: 1995
A look at this fabled city--buried beneath a rain of ash and cinder during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79--includes the Porta Marina, one of the best preserved gates to the city, as well as the Forum, Temple of Apollo, and several public walkways and private villas.
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.
Author: Filippo Coarelli
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 2014-05-10
This guide brings the work of one of the best known scholars of Roman archeology and art to an English-language audience. Conveniently organized by walking tours and illustrated throughout with clear maps, drawings, and plans, it covers all of the city's ancient sites (including the Capitoline, the Forum, the Palatine Hill, the Valley of the Colosseum, the Esquiline, the Caelian, the Quirinal, and the Campus Martius), and, unlike most other guides, now includes the major monuments in a large area outside Rome proper but within easy reach, 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.--From publisher description.