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What Was Pompeii? Book by ,

What Was Pompeii? Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-03-13
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN Code: 0698167775

Summary: The morning of August 24, AD 79, seemed like any other in the Roman city of Pompeii. So no one was prepared when the nearby volcano Mount Vesuvius suddenly erupted, spouting ash that buried the city and its inhabitants. The disaster left thousands dead, and Pompeii was no more than a memory for almost 1,700 years. In 1748, explorers rediscovered the port city with intact buildings and beautiful mosaics. This easy-to-read account is gripping and includes photos of the ruins.

What Happened to Pompeii? Book by Charlie Samuels

What Happened to Pompeii? Book
  • Author : Charlie Samuels
  • Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2017-07-15
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN Code: 1502628031

Summary: Much of ancient Pompeii remained intact when the city was rediscovered, preserved by the volcanic ash of Mount Vesuvius. This preservation presented artifacts that serve as clues for archaeologists to piece together what life was like for these Roman people. This book delves into who found these buried cities and what was involved in uncovering Pompeii’s past. Brightly colored photographs and informational sidebars give readers the tools to become excited about this archaeological mystery.

Pompeii Book by Alex Butterworth,Ray Laurence

Pompeii Book
  • Author : Alex Butterworth,Ray Laurence
  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Release Date : 2011-05-12
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN Code: 1780220545

Summary: 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...

My Story: Pompeii Book by Sue Reid

My Story: Pompeii Book
  • Author : Sue Reid
  • Publisher : Scholastic Non-Fiction
  • Release Date : 2015-02-05
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN Code: 1407156802

Summary: It's August AD 78 in the great city of Pompeii - a day of strange encounters and even odder portents. What does it all mean? And why is Claudia so disturbed by Vesuvius, the great volcano that looms over the city?

Pompeii Book by Nicholas Harris

Pompeii Book
  • Author : Nicholas Harris
  • Publisher : Orpheus Books Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2017-09-01
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN Code: 1912222175

Summary: In this title, you can read what it is like to witness a volcanic eruption. You are transported back to the streets of Roman Pompeii on a busy market day in AD 79. Suddenly, without warning, the nearby volcano blows its top. Soon, volcanic ash starts to rain down on the city streets, and people start to flee in panic. Many escape, but what fate awaits those who stayed behind? Each title in The Story of... series, suitable for children aged 7-11, features a stunning visual sequence in which the same viewpoint is held over time-sometimes minutes or hours, sometimes thousands of years-while the events unfold dramatically before our eyes, right up to the present day. History is brought to life as never before. Created by, the great online illustrated encyclopedia: the comprehensive, in-depth, expert-verified educational resource for children aged 8-13.

Pompeii Book by Emily Rose Oachs

Pompeii Book
  • Author : Emily Rose Oachs
  • Publisher : Bellwether Media
  • Release Date : 2019-08-01
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN Code: 1618916416

Summary: Signs of life are everywhere in the Roman city of Pompeii. Graffiti decorates the walls. Ancient homes and restaurants still stand. Colorful frescoes and mosaics are still visible. But this city is a graveyard. More than 2,000 years ago, Mount Vesuvius rained fire and ash onto the city. Many who died there were perfectly preserved in ash, only to be discovered centuries later. This high-interest title uses maps, graphs, and profiles of important discoveries to explore the fascinating history of the doomed city of Pompeii.

Pompeii Book by Tran Tam Tinh,Eugene Dwyer,Volker Michael Strocka,Katherine M. D. Dunbabin,Peter J. Holliday

Pompeii Book
  • Author : Tran Tam Tinh,Eugene Dwyer,Volker Michael Strocka,Katherine M. D. Dunbabin,Peter J. Holliday
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-01
  • Category: Art
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 0190297948

Summary: Situated in the Sarno River valley in southern Italy, on a gentle slope facing the sea to the south of Vesuvius, the Roman site of Pompeii was already famous throughout the ancient world when it was destroyed by the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in AD 79. Preserved under layers of ash and lava, the city was rediscovered in the 18th century after some 1700 years. In this fully illustrated Grove Art Essentials title, delve into the arts of Pompeii from architecture to sculpture, wall painting, and mosaics, and discover the enduring influence of its thrilling rediscovery on the arts of the Western world.

Pompeii Book by Paul Wilkinson

Pompeii Book
  • Author : Paul Wilkinson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-08-30
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1786732696

Summary: 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.

Resurrecting Pompeii Book by Estelle Lazer

Resurrecting Pompeii Book
  • Author : Estelle Lazer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2009-09-10
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN Code: 1134507186

Summary: 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.

Pompeii's Ashes Book by Eric Moormann

Pompeii's Ashes Book
  • Author : Eric Moormann
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2015-03-10
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 497
  • ISBN Code: 1614519188

Summary: Although there are many works dealing with Pompeii and Herculaneum, none of them try to encompass the entire spectrum of material related to its reception in popular imagination. Pompeii’s Ashes surveys a broad variety of such works, ranging from travelogues between ca. 1740 and 2010 to 250 years of fiction, including stage works, music, and films. The first two chapters provide an in-depth analysis of the excavation history and an overview of the reflections of travelers. The six remaining chapters discuss several clearly-defined genres: historical novels with pagan tendencies, and those with Christians and Jews as protagonists, contemporary adventures, time traveling, mock manuscripts, and works dedicated to Vesuvius. “Pompeii’s Ashes” demonstrates how the eternal fascination with the oldest still-running archaeological projects in the world began, developed, and continue until now.

The World of Pompeii Book by Pedar Foss,John J. Dobbins

The World of Pompeii Book
  • Author : Pedar Foss,John J. Dobbins
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2009-06-02
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN Code: 1134689748

Summary: This all embracing survey of Pompeii provides the most comprehensive survey of the region available. With contributions by well-known experts in the field, this book studies not only Pompeii, but also – for the first time – the buried surrounding cities of Campania. The World of Pompeii includes the latest understanding of the region, based on the up-to-date findings of recent archaeological work. Accompanied by a CD with the most detailed map of Pompeii so far, this book is instrumental in studying the city in the ancient world and is an excellent source book for students of this fascinating and tragic geographic region.

Pompeii Book by Lorraine Blundell

Pompeii Book
  • Author : Lorraine Blundell
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2017-06-09
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN Code: 1524682071

Summary: POMPEII: DEATH COMES CALLING 'They said there were ghosts here' 79 A.D. Painters, perfumers, prostitutes and priestesses Pompeii has them all and more. Life for some is noisy, colourful and sometimes deadly dangerous. For others, it is filled with luxury, affluence and the fulfilment of their every desire. Flavia, the arrogant and beautiful daughter of wealthy parents schemes to avoid an arranged marriage. Vinicius, a vicious, paid killer roams the city streets by night murdering while its citizens sleep. Aelianus, a young slave far from home is sold in the marketplace to Pompeii's gladiator lanista. Aurelia, Pompeii's first female career fresco painter feuds with a jealous male competitor. Isidora, jilted by her lover in Egypt, arrives in Pompeii to reunite with her brother. Senator Lucius Diomedes, grieving for his dead wife, seeks meaning from life. Their destinies become intertwined in a deadly dance as a mountain of fire changes everything forever in a cruel lottery of life or death. What happens afterwards to those who escape will be beyond anything they could ever imagine.

The Fortifications of Pompeii and Ancient Italy Book by Ivo Van der Graaff

The Fortifications of Pompeii and Ancient Italy Book
  • Author : Ivo Van der Graaff
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-09-12
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN Code: 0429868405

Summary: The fortifications of Pompeii stand as the ancient city’s largest, oldest, and best preserved public monument. Over its 700-year history, Pompeii invested significant amounts of money, resources, and labor into re-building, maintaining, and upgrading the walls. Each intervention on the fortifications marked a pivotal event of social and political change, signalling dramatic shifts in Pompeii’s urban, social, and architectural framework. Viewing the role of the defences as purely military in nature is over-simplified. Their fate was intertwined with that of Pompeii; their construction materials, methods and aesthetics reflect the political, social, and urban development of the city. This study redefines Pompeii’s fortifications, as a central monument that physically and symbolically shaped the city. It considers the internal and external forces that morphed its appearance, and traces how the fortifications served to foster a sense of community. The defences emerge as a dynamic, ideologically freighted monument, subject to manipulation and appropriation that was critical to the image and identity of Pompeii. The book is a unique narrative of the social and urban development of the city from foundation to the eruption of Vesuvius, through the lens of the monument most critical to its independence and survival.

The Wonders of Pompeii Book by Marc Monnier

The Wonders of Pompeii Book
  • Author : Marc Monnier
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Release Date : 1899
  • Category: ,
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN Code: 1465583297

Summary: A railroad runs from Naples to Pompeii. Are you alone? The trip occupies one hour, and you have just time enough to read what follows, pausing once in a while to glance at Vesuvius and the sea; the clear, bright waters hemmed in by the gentle curve of the promontories; a bluish coast that approaches and becomes green; a green coast that withdraws into the distance and becomes blue; Castellamare looming up, and Naples receding. All these lines and colors existed too at the time when Pompeii was destroyed: the island of Prochyta, the cities of Baiæ, of Bauli, of Neapolis, and of Surrentum bore the names that they retain. Portici was called Herculaneum; Torre dell'Annunziata was called Oplontes; Castellamare, Stabiæ; Misenum and Minerva designated the two extremities of the gulf. However, Vesuvius was not what it has become; fertile and wooded almost to the summit, covered with orchards and vines, it must have resembled the picturesque heights of Monte San Angelo, toward which we are rolling. The summit alone, honeycombed with caverns and covered with black stones, betrayed to the learned a volcano "long extinct." It was to blaze out again, however, in a terrible eruption; and, since then, it has constantly flamed and smoked, menacing the ruins it has made and the new cities that brave it, calmly reposing at its feet.

Pompeii, Capri, Ischia & the Bay of Naples Book by Marina Carter

Pompeii, Capri, Ischia & the Bay of Naples Book
  • Author : Marina Carter
  • Publisher : Hunter Publishing, Inc
  • Release Date : 2011-04-01
  • Category: Travel
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN Code: 9781588437730

Summary: This is guide is based on our much larger guide to Naples, Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast. Here we zero in on the attractions that line the Bay of Naples. This guide shows you how to discover them all: Plush resorts on the coast and islands, Greek and Roman

Pompeii: My Love Must Wait Book by Lorraine Blundell

Pompeii: My Love Must Wait Book
  • Author : Lorraine Blundell
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2021-04-26
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN Code: 1665588659

Summary: POMPEII: My Love Must Wait ‘It cannot be,’ she replied, her breath coming in short gasps. ‘My love must wait, but somewhere, we will meet again.’ Pompeii. 78 AD. A distinctive, oddly-shaped building looms menacingly out of the night, squatting on the narrow laneway’s paving stones. The Lupanar Grande is the largest Pompeii brothel and a place reeking of body odour, stale perfume, urine and sex. The prostitutes are the dregs of society, infames, but they still seek a way to find love and friendship. Selene, a free-born prostitute from Naples is new to Pompeii. She is an ambitious, enticingly pretty girl, determined to replace the famous courtesan, Prima. She will be drawn into a Lupanar blackmail ring. Velina, a slave, is bought by the brothel’s leno and taken to the Lupanar with her best friend, Alexa. As slaves, they are limited to its interior and the outside footpath where they solicit for business. They sleep in their cells and are forbidden to stray from the brothel. Their leno, Servius, takes all they earn. Flora, shrewd and intelligent, lives in her own tiny, two room house two doors from the Lupanar. Behind her cerulean blue front door, she sees everything through her large front window. She will save girls from prostitution. Hester, a shy, gentle girl belongs to a small group known as Christianos. Its meeting place is located opposite the Lupanar, with unfortunate consequences. Lucius Attilius is addicted to gambling and women. It leads him into the Pompeii arena, where few gladiators die but many suffer severe injuries. He will find a love so strong that it overcomes even the sordid Lupanar. Their lives intertwine as Vesuvius erupts. What will happen to the survivors?

Pompeii: the Peacock Murders Book by Lorraine Blundell

Pompeii: the Peacock Murders Book
  • Author : Lorraine Blundell
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2020-07-20
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 1728354919

Summary: One by one the young women of Pompeii are disappearing and the body count is rising. As the eruption of Vesuvius grows ever closer, a serial killer roams the dark, narrow streets at night. In desperation the city magistrate, Julius Polybius, seeks assistance from Rome. Cletus Asper the Praetorian Guard’s most successful undercover investigator and his assistant, Felix, the retired head of Rome’s urban vigiles are sent to Pompeii to catch the killer. The murderer has left behind unmistakable similarities at each crime scene, however, the motive for the murders is anything but clear. The investigators must delve into the horrors of the past. The Peacock Murders is a chilling crime thriller set amongst the people and places in Pompeii. Vesuvius erupts and amidst the devastation, lives are ripped apart as terror grips the city. One shocking twist, however, remains to be revealed after its annihilation.

The Economy of Pompeii Book by Miko Flohr,Andrew Wilson

The Economy of Pompeii Book
  • Author : Miko Flohr,Andrew Wilson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-12-15
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN Code: 0191090166

Summary: This volume presents fourteen papers by Roman archaeologists and historians discussing approaches to the economic history of Pompeii, and the role of the Pompeian evidence in debates about the Roman economy. Four themes are discussed. The first of these is the position of Pompeii and its agricultural environment, discussing the productivity and specialization of agriculture in the Vesuvian region, and the degree to which we can explain Pompeii's size and wealth on the basis of the city's economic hinterland. A second issue discussed is what Pompeians got out of their economy: how well-off were people in Pompeii? This involves discussing the consumption of everyday consumer goods, analyzing archaeobotanical remains to highlight the quality of Pompeian diets, and discussing what bone remains reveal about the health of the inhabitants of Pompeii. A third theme is economic life in the city: how are we to understand the evidence for crafts and manufacturing? How are we to assess Pompeii's commercial topography? Who were the people who actually invested in constructing shops and workshops? In which economic contexts were Pompeian paintings produced? Finally, the volume discusses money and business: how integrated was Pompeii into the wider world of commerce and exchange, and what can the many coins found at Pompeii tell us about this? What do the wax tablets found near Pompeii tell us about trade in the Bay of Naples in the first century AD? Together, the chapters of this volume highlight how Pompeii became a very rich community, and how it profited from its position in the centre of the Roman world.