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Pompeii Peter Connolly

Pompeii By Peter Connolly

Pompeii by Peter Connolly

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2000 years ago, Mount Vesuvius erupted burying the town of Pompeii beneath layers of ash and pumice. Much of the town had been preserved by the volcanic eruption, giving us a fascinating insight into Roman life. Peter Connolly brings every detail of Pompeii vividly to life with his intricate artwork, text and photographs from the site.

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Pompeii by Peter Connolly

The violent eruption of Mount Vesuvius on 24 August AD 79 was one of the greatest natural disasters of all time. Thousands of people were suddenly entombed in the town of Pompeii, taken by surprise as a layer of ash and pumice, many metres thick, rained down on top of them from the long-dormant volcano. Uncovered nearly 2000 years later, Pompeii gives us an amazing record of everyday Roman life. In this fascinating book, Peter Connolly recreates in his artwork and text every detail of the lives of the people of Pompeii. Their houses, shops, baths, theatres and more are brought vividly to life.

Pompeii Reviews

'Pompeii has superb illustrations, combined with a sparse text that packs an enormous amount of scholarly information, presented in a way that is understandable and accessible to the YA reader. ... for the YA reader interested in what has actually been discovered there, and how those discoveries illustrate the daily life of Romans, this book is probably the best place to begin.' John Rosser, Boston College MA. Kliatt, Nov '94

Table of Contents

Introduction ; The disaster ; Vesuvius ; Discovery and excavation ; Aerial view of the excavations ; The town and its history ; The forum ; The streets and water supply ; People and accommodation ; Inside the insula ; Houses ; Construction and decoration ; The entrance ; The reception rooms 1: the atrium ; The reception rooms 2: the tablinum ; The kitchen and toilet ; The dining room ; Dinner parties ; The bedrooms ; Furniture, lighting and heating ; The garden ; Private baths ; The street ; The commercial life of Pompeii ; The shops ; Bars and taverns ; The bakers ; The fullers and launderers ; The public baths 1 ; The public baths 2 ; The public baths 3 ; The theatre ; The amphitheatre ; In the arena ; Maps ; Glossary ; Index

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Pompeii by Peter Connolly
Used - Very Good
Oxford University Press
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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