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: Mary Beard
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Release Date: 2017-10-26
Im Jahr 79 n. Chr. regnete glühende Asche auf Pompeji nieder. Lava überflutete Menschen, Tiere und Gebäude – und konservierte sie für die Ewigkeit. Jahrhunderte später ist Pompeji eine der wichtigsten Fundstätten der Archäologie. Die weltweit bekannte Historikerin Mary Beard nimmt uns mit auf einen faszinierenden Spaziergang durch die Geschichte Pompejis. Sie schildert, wie die Menschen dort gelebt und geliebt haben, beschreibt Häuser, Kneipen und Gärten, Kunstwerke und Dinge des Alltags. Zugleich entlarvt sie die Irrtümer, die Forschern immer wieder unterliefen, und zeigt, wie es wirklich war. Mit jedem faszinierenden Rätsel, das sie dabei präsentiert, wächst die Sehnsucht, diesen Ort mit eigenen Augen zu sehen. »Pompeji« wurde 2008 mit dem renommierten Wolfson History Prize ausgezeichnet. »Dieses fantastische Buch ... ist ein Vorbild für ebenso scharfsinniges wie spannendes Erzählen über die Vergangenheit.« The Guardian
Noch nach Jahrtausenden versetzen die Hinterlassenschaften unserer Vorfahren den modernen Menschen in ehrfürchtiges Staunen. Seien es die Pyramiden Ägyptens, die Monumentalbauten der alten Griechen und Römer oder die versunkene Stadt Pompeji - jeder Band dieser Reihe gibt einen leicht verständlichen Eindruck von der Schaffenskraft längst vergangener Hochkulturen. Ausführliche Reiseberichte, informative Zeittafeln, umfassende Karten, dreidimensionale, farbige Rekonstruktionen und eine Vielzahl von aktuellen und historischen Fotografien vermitteln einen kompetenten Einblick in das großartige Erbe bedeutender Zivilisationen.
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.
Author: Baby Professor
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
Release Date: 2017-12-01
Today, Pompeii is a place of archaeological wonder. It is littered with bodies of humans in casts, locked in their final pose prior to death. Let’s review how Pompeii came to be a museum of people buried alive. What happened centuries ago? What did archaeologist find out about Pompeii? Know the answers, and more, in this book today!
Do you want a Pompeii guidebook that tells you about more than just the archaeology of this ancient city? Then "Discovering Pompeii" is the Pompeii book for you. Many books have been written, exploring the ancient ruins of Pompeii and the city's history. Few, if any, however, have acted as an archaeological guide that uses Pompeii's buildings to tell themed stories of city's life and death. Discovering Pompeii does just. Using individual features and buildings as focal points for chapters, it tells three stories from the history of Pompeii. Discover how Pompeii grew from a walled collection of farms into an important Roman colony in "Civic Pompeii" before moving onto an exploration of the sights, sounds smells, shops, houses, bars and baths of everyday Pompeii by taking "A Walk down the Via dell'Abbondanza." Finally, in "Pompeii's Last Days' experience how each stage of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD affected Pompeii -and its people. ' Packed with plans and descriptions of individual buildings, explanations of terminology and fun and informative facts about Pompeian and Roman life in general, "Discovering Pompeii" is an archaeological guide that can be used on-site- or enjoyed from the comfort of your own armchair. What's new in the Second Edition? * More detailed plans and descriptions of the layout of key buildings * Additional information on the eruption of Vesuvius, the earthquake of 62AD and the human body casts. * Latin terms and phrases explained throughout * Footnotes Reviews for the first edition of Discovering Pompeii: "...this is a perfect guide for all travellers and history enthusiasts with its superb overview of Pompeii. The tour is skillfully organized, with descriptions of the modern site and ancient times for every stop along the way. The depth of Sheldon's knowledge of ancient history is evident and enlightening......" Readers Favourites. "...Discovering Pompeii is the total guide for not only any visitor to the city but for anyone curious about the ancient world." B McConnell. "....very informative and enlightening (even if you're only on-site in the ruins of a messy living room)!" Seuss777
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.
1834 veröffentlich Edward Bulwer-Lytton sein bekannteste Werk: Das Opus über den Untergang Pompejis Erzählt wird die Geschichte des jungen, reichen Griechen Glaukus und seiner Geliebten Ione, die um 79 n. Chr. in Pompeji leben. Glaukus führt das Leben eines verwöhnten Adligen, bis er Ione begegnet. Vor dem Hintergrund des ausbrechenden Vesuv besiegelt ihr Schicksal. Noch heute kann man die in Vulkanasche versteinerten Menschen sehen, wie sie vom Zorn der Götter überrascht wurden. 1. Auflage, ISBN 978-3-95418-404-0 Umfang: 397 Normseiten bzw. 441 Buchseiten Null Papier Verlag - www.null-papier - www.facebook.com/Null.Papier.Verlag
Author: Filippo Coarelli
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 2014-05-10
Genre: Social Science
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.
Author: Paul Denis
Publisher: Royal Ontario Museum Press
Release Date: 2015-06-15
The discovery of Pompeii is one of the greatest archaeological finds of our time. The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 not only destroyed the entire city, but in doing so, it preserved the city, to be discovered centuries later. This book takes a look at everyday life in Pompeii. From ordinary household items to extraordinary pieces of art, the exhibition souvenir guide highlights the culture of the people of Pompeii, real people, not unlike us. From stunning sculptures rooted in Roman mythology, gladiator armour that tells the tales of bloody combat, to a mosaic dog that would have guarded the entrance to a household, the book highlights some of the exceptional pieces recovered from Pompeii. From viewing a society in its prime, we’re taken to the moment disaster struck: we see food that was about to be eaten—bread, figs, and olives well past their best-before date. The disaster becomes all the more real when we encounter the heartbreaking casts of the people unable to escape—men, women, children, and even a pet dog. Pompeii and its fate are explored through six distinct sections that examine the chronology of the disaster, from bustling city life to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, including its devastating toll and aftermath.