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Book Pompeii

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  • Author : Tran Tam Tinh
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2016-04-01
  • ISBN : 0190297948
  • Pages : pages

Download or read book Pompeii written by Tran Tam Tinh and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016-04-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book Pompeii

Download or read book Pompeii written by William Clarke (architect.) and published by . This book was released on 1836 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The World of Pompeii

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  • Author : Pedar Foss
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2009-06-02
  • ISBN : 1134689748
  • Pages : 979 pages

Download or read book The World of Pompeii written by Pedar Foss and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2009-06-02 with total page 979 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book Pompeii

Download or read book Pompeii written by W. Butler and published by . This book was released on 1886 with total page 140 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Pompeii Awakened

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  • Author : Judith Harris
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2014-10-28
  • ISBN : 0857715801
  • Pages : 321 pages

Download or read book Pompeii Awakened written by Judith Harris and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2014-10-28 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The rediscovery of the Roman cities overwhelmed by the rage of Vesuvius is one of history's most extraordinary adventure stories. Pompeii Awakened revels in that adventure, and tells of the re-emergence of a long-vanished cosmopolis which profoundly inspired a later age - from its arts and architecture to its science, sex and religion. When Herculaneum, Pompeii' s sister in disaster, was located in 1709, that first discovery launched a frenzied scramble for buried treasure. Then in 1755 Pompeii too rose from its crust of volcanic rock, and the science of archaeology was born. Whereas Herculaneum had artistic, political and philosophical impact, the later discoveries at Pompeii spoke rather of domesticity - of cuisine and household architecture, tools, gardens and religion. To this day it is the only site to show what daily life was like in antiquity. However, the full story of Pompeii consists not just in its uniquely preserved classical villas and votives, but in the powerful response it evoked in the European cultural imagination. Here are the English, whose wealth, wet weather and classical education fostered a passion for Naples and its rediscovered cities. We read of Sir William Hamilton discussing priapic cults with his near neighbour, the dilettante Richard Payne Knight, and of how the famous love affair of Emma Hamilton and Admiral Nelson saved the Heculaneum papyri from the French. Here too are the hosts who arrived from across Europe, and then from America - engineers and artists, dreamers and poets, photographers and cinematographers, whose reconstructions and remembrances of Pompeii have never ceased to resonate. Judith Harris brings the doomed city vibrantly to life. Pompeii breathes again through her account of the diverse people who sifted through its remains to catch a glimpse of themselves in the past. From the poetic souls who found a majestic melancholy in Pompeii's shatttered walls , to the tub-thumping Victorian preachers who denounced the city as akin to Sodom and Gomorrah, Pompeii Awakened uncovers many fascinating stories - of sex, science, love and death. The author has spoken to experts on three continents, flown over Pompeii in a hot-air balloon, delved into ancient diaries and descended deep underground to assess the latest discoveries of a lost world . As the sleeping city re-awakens in her hands, Pompeii casts its spell once more, bewitching those who seek to unearth its buried secrets.

Book Investigations into the Dyeing Industry in Pompeii

Download or read book Investigations into the Dyeing Industry in Pompeii written by Heather Hopkins Pepper and published by Archaeopress Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2022-03-03 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The scale of processing associated with the dyeing industry in Pompeii is a controversial subject. This investigation uses a new multi-disciplinary triangulated approach, providing an understanding of the significance of the industry that is grounded in engineering and archaeological principles, but within the context of Pompeii.

Book What Was Pompeii

Download or read book What Was Pompeii written by Jim O'Connor and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2014-03-13 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book Pompeii Archive

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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2018-04-24
  • ISBN : 0300233663
  • Pages : 121 pages

Download or read book Pompeii Archive written by and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2018-04-24 with total page 121 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Published on the occasion of the exhibition Pompeii: Photographs and Fragments held at the Yale University Art Gallery, March 2, 2018-August 19, 2018.

Book Rome and Pompeii

Download or read book Rome and Pompeii written by Gaston Boissier and published by . This book was released on 1896 with total page 468 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Pompeii in the Public Imagination from Its Rediscovery to Today

Download or read book Pompeii in the Public Imagination from Its Rediscovery to Today written by Shelley Hales and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 2011-11-17 with total page 446 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of essays exploring the different ways in which the ruined city of Pompeii has been a major source of inspiration to Western imaginations. Creative and popular, as well as scholarly approaches are covered, including an interview with the novelist Robert Harris, and the volume is fully illustrated, with several images in full colour.

Book The Traffic Systems of Pompeii

Download or read book The Traffic Systems of Pompeii written by Eric E. Poehler and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2017-09-12 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Traffic Systems of Pompeii is the first sustained examination of the development of road infrastructure in Pompeii-from the archaic age to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE-and its implications for urbanism in the Roman empire. Eric E. Poehler, an authority on Pompeii's uniquely preserved urban structure, distills over five hundred instances of street-level "wear and tear" to reveal for the first time the rules of the ancient road. Through a thorough, yet lively, investigation of every facet of the infrastructure, from the city's urban grid and the shape of the streets to the treatment of their surfaces and the individual elements of construction, the intricacies of the Pompeian traffic system and the changes to its operation over time emerge in vivid detail. Though archaeological expertise forms the backbone of this book, its findings have equally important historical and architectural implications. Later chapters probe how the street design and infrastructure affected social roles and hierarchies among property owners in Pompeii, illuminating the economic forces that push and pull upon the shape of urban space. The final chapters set the road system into its broader context as one major infrastructural and administrative artifact of the Roman empire's deeply urban culture. Where does Pompeii's system fit within the history of Roman traffic control? Is it unique for its innovation, or only for the preservation that permitted its discovery? Poehler marshals evidence from across the Roman world to examine these questions. His measured and thoroughly researched answers make The Traffic Systems of Pompeii a critical step forward in our understanding of infrastructure in the ancient world.

Book From Paris to Pompeii

Download or read book From Paris to Pompeii written by Göran Blix and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2009-01-12 with total page 319 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through the iconic example of Pompeii, and the spell this city cast on the early nineteen-century French Romantic imagination, From Paris to Pompeii shows how an archaeological gaze arose in response to a secular anxiety of memory loss and helped define our modern relationship to history.

Book The Insula of the Menander at Pompeii

Download or read book The Insula of the Menander at Pompeii written by Roger Ling and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 550 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Insula of the Menander is one of the most completely excavated city blocks in Pompeii, with buildings ranging from small shops to large aristocratic houses. This volume, the third in a series of five volumes examining the Insula, is the first ever comprehensive study of the contents of Pompeian houses and buildings within their original contexts. It provides a great insight into living conditions in Pompeii during the final years of the city.

Book You Are There  Pompeii 79

Download or read book You Are There Pompeii 79 written by Conklin, Wendy and published by Teacher Created Materials. This book was released on 2017-03-01 with total page 35 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The You Are There! Pompeii 79 CE e-Book offers an exciting nonfiction reader that builds critical reading skills while students are immersed in engaging subject area content. This text is purposefully leveled to increase comprehension with different learner types. You Are There! Pompeii 79 CE features complex and rigorous content appropriate for middle school students. Aligned with Common Core State Standards, this text connects with McREL, WIDA/TESOL standards and prepares students for college and career readiness.

Book The Wonders of Pompeii

Download or read book The Wonders of Pompeii written by Marc Monnier and published by IndyPublish.com. This book was released on 1870 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Porta Stabia Neighborhood at Pompeii Volume I

Download or read book The Porta Stabia Neighborhood at Pompeii Volume I written by Steven J. R. Ellis and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2023-07-04 with total page 779 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first of four volumes that present the results from the University of Cincinnati's archaeological excavations of the Porta Stabia neighborhood at Pompeii. These excavations targeted two town blocks on either side of the via Stabiana (insulae VIII.7 and I.1), which comprised modest houses, shops, workshops, food and drink outlets, and hospitality buildings. The present volume describes and documents the phased, structural development of this neighborhood over several centuries. The earliest discernible activity here dates to the 6th century BCE, with the insulae taking their definitive shape only in the 2nd century BCE. It is from this time that production activities dominate the neighborhood, only to be wholly replaced by retail-oriented street-fronts from the early 1st century CE. Underpinning this narrative of urban development is a focus on the social and structural making of the Porta Stabia neighborhood, along with an interest in both the micro- (urban site formation processes) and macro-contextualization of the site (setting the results within a larger historic and urban framework).

Book Whispers from Pompeii

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  • Author : Lorraine Blundell
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2013-07-25
  • ISBN : 1481775227
  • Pages : 328 pages

Download or read book Whispers from Pompeii written by Lorraine Blundell and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2013-07-25 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: COLORFUL CHARACTERS TUMBLE FROM THE PAGES AS POMPEII LIVES AGAIN. A.D. 59. Nero, a corrupt and narcissistic sadist rules the Roman Empire. Eventually, tired of the Emperors determination to destroy the social and political fabric of Roman life, a group of senators, praetorians and courtiers conspire to assassinate him. Pompeii is a city of secrets with a reputation for wealth, leisure and the good life. Culturally rich and oozing energy, it exudes a zest for living unmatched by Romes cold, corrupt magnificence. Murder and revenge will fuel support for the conspiracy, from those Pompeians with every reason to despise Nero. And Pompeii hides another secret. What is the mystery of the villa with the room of the crimson frescoes? Romes Empress, Poppaea, born in Pompeii, struggles to cope with Neros madness, her political ambitions, and her longing for a glamorous lover hidden in a villa in nearby Oplontis. Through the novels pages walks Praxus, a praetorian guard. His inner struggle between decency and his oath to a murderous Emperor, represents the core of goodness that remains inherent in Roman society.