Book , Print in English

The complete Pompeii

Joanne Berry.
  • New York : Thames & Hudson, 2007.
  • 256 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm
Also known as
  • Pompeii
Subjects
Local Subjects
Genre
  • History.
Summary
  • Pompeii is best known and probably the most important archaeological site in the world. This title presents an up-to-date, authoritative and comprehensive account of this ancient site, visited by millions each year.
Contents
  • I. Disaster in the shadow of Vesuvius. The volcano
  • The eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79
  • Aftermath of the eruption
  • The preservation of Pompeii and Herculaneum
  • Other sites buried by Vesuvius in AD 79
  • II. Rediscovering Pompeii's buried past. The earliest excavations
  • Karl Weber and the Villa of the Papyri
  • Work returns to Pompeii
  • A period of political turmoil
  • The unification of Italy and the impact of Giuseppe Fiorelli
  • Developments at the turn of the 20th century
  • Amedeo Maiuri and the "nouvi scavi"
  • Post-war developments and changes
  • III. Birth and growth of a Roman town. The traditional account of Pompeii's origins and development
  • Campania before the foundation of Pompeii: the cultural context
  • The foundation of Pompeii
  • The Romans in the Bay of Naples
  • The 1st century BC
  • The people of Pompeii. The population of Pompeii
  • The social composition of the town
  • Death and burial
  • The evidence of graffiti and other writings
  • Erotic Pompeii
  • Women in Pompeii
  • V. Life in the public eye. The political structure of Pompeii
  • The politics of public building
  • Civic buildings in the forum
  • Politics and propaganda
  • The theatres of Herculaneum and Pompeii
  • Gladiatorial games
  • The amphitheatre
  • Baths and bathing
  • VI. Houses and society. The ideal Roman house
  • The role of the house in Roman society
  • Mosaics
  • Wall-painting
  • Household artifacts
  • Gardens
  • VII. Gods temples and cults. Pre-Roman Gods and temples
  • Public religion and temples in the Roman period
  • The imperial cult
  • Public participation in religion
  • Mystery religions and "foreign" cults
  • Household religion
  • VIII. Economic life in a Roman town. Rural territory and agriculture
  • Agriculture within the town walls
  • Craft and commerce at Pompeii
  • Shops and markets
  • Bars and inns.
  • IX. The last years of Pompeii. The impact of the earthquake of AD 63
  • Life in Pompeii AD 63-79.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-250) and index.
Additional form
ISBN
  • 9780500051504
  • 050005150X
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2007922095
  • OCLC: 141380307
  • OCLC: 141380307