Cover of: The complete Pompeii | Joanne Berry

About the Book

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.

Table of 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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-250) and index.

Other Titles Pompeii


Dewey Decimal Class 937.7
Library of Congress DG70.P7 B468 2007

The Physical Object

Pagination 256 p. :
Number of pages 256

ID Numbers

Open Library OL24928921M
Internet Archive completepompeii00berr
ISBN 10 050005150X
ISBN 13 9780500051504
LC Control Number 2007922095
OCLC/WorldCat 141380307

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