Pompeii

Author: Mary Beard
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 9781847650641
Release Date: 2010-07-09
Genre: History

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.

Pompeii

Author: Mary Beard
Publisher: Profile Books(GB)
ISBN: 1861975961
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Pompeii (Extinct city).

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.

Daily Life in the Roman City

Author: Gregory S. Aldrete
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 031333174X
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: History

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

Pompeii revisited

Author: Jean-Paul Descœudres
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015036076159
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Architecture, Domestic


From Pompeii

Author: Ingrid D. Rowland
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674416536
Release Date: 2014-03-24
Genre: History

The calamity that proved lethal for Pompeii inhabitants preserved the city for centuries, leaving behind a snapshot of Roman daily life that has captured the imagination of generations, including Renoir, Freud, Hirohito, Mozart, Dickens, Twain, Rossellini, and Ingrid Bergman. Interwoven is the thread of Ingrid Rowland's own impressions of Pompeii.

Confronting the Classics

Author: Mary Beard
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 9781847658883
Release Date: 2013-03-07
Genre: History

Mary Beard is one of the world's best-known classicists - a brilliant academic, with a rare gift for communicating with a wide audience both though her TV presenting and her books. In a series of sparkling essays, she explores our rich classical heritage - from Greek drama to Roman jokes, introducing some larger-than-life characters of classical history, such as Alexander the Great, Nero and Boudicca. She invites you into the places where Greeks and Romans lived and died, from the palace at Knossos to Cleopatra's Alexandria - and reveals the often hidden world of slaves. She takes a fresh look at both scholarly controversies and popular interpretations of the ancient world, from The Golden Bough to Asterix. The fruit of over thirty years in the world of classical scholarship, Confronting the Classics captures the world of antiquity and its modern significance with wit, verve and scholarly expertise.

The Complete Pompeii

Author: Joanne Berry
Publisher:
ISBN: 050029092X
Release Date: 2013-02-20
Genre: Pompeii (Extinct city)

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.

Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum

Author: Paul Roberts
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199987432
Release Date: 2013
Genre: History

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

Pompeii

Author: Ron Goor
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN: 0690045166
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Explores the social, political, cultural, and religious life in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, destroyed in a volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. and not rediscovered until the late seventeenth century.

Pompeii

Author: Paul Zanker
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674689674
Release Date: 1998
Genre: History

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.

The Colosseum

Author: Keith Hopkins
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 9781847650450
Release Date: 2011-04-14
Genre: History

The Colosseum was Imperial Rome's monument to warfare. Like a cathedral of death it towered over the city and invited its citizens, 50,000 at a time, to watch murderous gladiatorial games. It is now visited by two million visitors a year (Hitler was among them). Award winning classicist, Mary Beard with Keith Hopkins, tell the story of Rome's greatest arena: how it was built; the gladiatorial and other games that were held there; the training of the gladiators; the audiences who revelled in the games, the emperors who staged them and the critics. And the strange after story - the Colosseum has been fort, store, church, and glue factory.

It s a Don s Life

Author: Mary Beard
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 9781847652461
Release Date: 2010-08-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Mary Beard's by now famous blog A Don's Life has been running on the TLS website for nearly three years. In it she has made her name as a wickedly subversive commentator on the world in which we live. Her central themes are the classics, universities and teaching -- and much else besides. What are academics for? Who was the first African Roman emperor? Looting -- ancient and modern. Are modern exams easier? Keep lesbos for the lesbians. Did St Valentine exist? What made the Romans laugh? That is just a small taste of this selection (and some of the choicer responses) which will inform, occasionally provoke and cannot fail to entertain.

Pompeii

Author: Maria Rosaria Borriello
Publisher: Mondadori Electa
ISBN: UOM:39015048572229
Release Date: 1999
Genre: History


All in a Don s Day

Author: Mary Beard
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 9781847658630
Release Date: 2012-04-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Her central themes are the classics, universities and teaching - and much else besides. In this second collection following on from the success of It's a Don's Life, Beard ponders whether Gaddafi's home is Roman or not, we share her 'terror of humiliation' as she enters 'hairdresser country' and follow her dilemma as she wanders through the quandary of illegible handwriting on examination papers and 'longing for the next dyslexic' - on whose paper the answers are typed, not handwritten. Praise for It's a Don's Life 'Delightful... it has the virtues of brevity, eclecticism and learning worn lightly... if they'd had Mary Beard on their side back then, the Romans would still have their empire' Daily Mail

Pompeii

Author: Alex Butterworth
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781780220543
Release Date: 2011-05-12
Genre: History

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...