Pompeii

Author: Paul Wilkinson
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781786722690
Release Date: 2017-08-30
Genre: History

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

Author: Paul Wilkinson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781786722690
Release Date: 2017-08-30
Genre: Architecture

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

Author: Salvatore Nappo
Publisher: White Star Publishers
ISBN: 8854403458
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.

Pompeii

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 8887127018
Release Date: 1997
Genre: History


Rome and Environs

Author: Filippo Coarelli
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520957800
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.

Pompeii Today A Museum of People Buried Alive Archaeology Quick Guide Children s Archaeology Books

Author: Baby Professor
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
ISBN: 9781541923942
Release Date: 2017-12-01
Genre: History

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!

The Romans on the Bay of Naples

Author: L. J. F. Keppie
Publisher: History Press (SC)
ISBN: STANFORD:36105124105706
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Campania (Italy)

A history and guide to the spectacular Roman remains of Pompeii, Naples and others

The Last Days of Pompeii

Author: Francesco Paolo Maulucci Vivolo
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015038110345
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Pompeii (Extinct city)


Pompeii and Herculaneum

Author: Alison E. Cooley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134624492
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Genre: History

The original edition of Pompeii: A Sourcebook was a crucial resource for students of the site. Now updated to include material from Herculaneum, the neighbouring town also buried in the eruption of Vesuvius, Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook allows readers to form a richer and more diverse picture of urban life on the Bay of Naples. Focusing upon inscriptions and ancient texts, it translates and sets into context a representative sample of the huge range of source material uncovered in these towns. From the labels on wine jars to scribbled insults, and from advertisements for gladiatorial contests to love poetry, the individual chapters explore the early history of Pompeii and Herculaneum, their destruction, leisure pursuits, politics, commerce, religion, the family and society. Information about Pompeii and Herculaneum from authors based in Rome is included, but the great majority of sources come from the cities themselves, written by their ordinary inhabitants – men and women, citizens and slaves. Encorporating the latest research and finds from the two cities and enhanced with more photographs, maps, and plans, Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook offers an invaluable resource for anyone studying or visiting the sites.

Resurrecting Pompeii

Author: Estelle Lazer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134507191
Release Date: 2009-09-10
Genre: History

Resurrecting Pompeii provides an in-depth study of a unique site from antiquity with information about a population who all died from the same known cause within a short period of time. Pompeii has been continuously excavated and studied since 1748. Early scholars working in Pompeii and other sites associated with the AD 79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius were seduced by the wealth of artefacts and wall paintings yielded by the site. This meant that the less visually attractive evidence, such as human skeletal remains, were largely ignored. Recognizing the important contribution of the human skeletal evidence to the archaeology of Pompeii, Resurrecting Pompeii remedies that misdemeanour, and provides students of archaeology and history with an essential resource in the study of this fascinating historical event.

Eroticism in Pompeii

Author: Antonio Varone
Publisher: J Paul Getty Museum Publications
ISBN: UOM:39015055095007
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Art

Since its discovery in the middle of the eighteenth century, Pompeii has fascinated scholars and non-experts alike. The thrill of finding the ancient city-buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD-was heightened by the rich history of this Roman town and her people. These four books-official thematic guides to the archaeological site-delve into the life and culture in Pompeii by exploring scenes depicted in the city's copious artwork, including frescoes, sculptures, and mosaics. The ancient Romans--a society with a more relaxed attitude toward sex--practiced and portrayed a diverse array of sexual activities. This book sheds light on the ways eroticism appeared in the resort city of Pompeii by combining excerpts from the authors of the time, especially Martial, with erotic sculptures and frescoes discovered at the site. Beautiful color images of artwork from Pompeii accompany chapters on public, private, and sacred erotic displays, as well as ironic depictions and parodies.

The Lost Gospel Decoding the Ancient Text that Reveals Jesus Marriage to Mary the Magdalene

Author: Simcha Jacobovici
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 9781605987293
Release Date: 2014-11-12
Genre: History

An international news story when published last year, now in paperback: A historical detective story leads to dramatic and ground-breaking revelations about the life and times of Jesus. Waiting to be rediscovered in the British Library is an ancient manuscript of the early Church, copied by an anonymous monk. The manuscript is at least 1,450 years old, possibly dating to the first century. And now, The Lost Gospel provides the first ever translation from Syriac into English of this unique document that tells the inside story of Jesus’ social, family, and political life. The Lost Gospel takes the reader on an unparalleled historical adventure through a paradigm shifting manuscript. What the authors eventually discover is as astounding as it is surprising: the confirmation of Jesus’ marriage to Mary Magdalene; the names of their two children; the towering presence of Mary Magdalene; a previously unknown plot on Jesus’ life (thirteen years prior to the crucifixion); an assassination attempt against Mary Magdalene and their children; Jesus’ connection to political figures at the highest level of the Roman Empire; and a religious movement that antedates that of Paul—the Church of Mary Magdalene. Part historical detective story, part modern adventure, The Lost Gospel reveals secrets that have been hiding in plain sight for millennia.

Pompeii

Author: Paul Denis
Publisher: Royal Ontario Museum Press
ISBN: 9780888545114
Release Date: 2015-06-15
Genre: History

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.