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The fires of Vesuvius : Pompeii lost and found

Author: Mary Beard
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Destroyed by Vesuvius in 79 CE, the ruins of Pompeii offer the best evidence we have of life in the Roman Empire. But the eruptions are only part of the story. In The Fires of Vesuvius, acclaimed historian Mary Beard makes sense of the remains. She explores what kind of town it was -- more like Calcutta or the Costa del Sol? -- and what it can tell us about "ordinary" life there. --from publisher description.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Beard, Mary, 1955-
Fires of Vesuvius.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)776704539
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Beard
ISBN: 9780674029767 0674029763 9780674045866 0674045866
OCLC Number: 225874239
Description: 360 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Living in an old city --
Street life --
House and home --
Painting and decorating --
Earning a living : baker, banker and garum maker --
Who ran the city? --
The pleasures of the body : food, wine, sex and baths --
Fun and games --
A city full of gods.
Responsibility: Mary Beard.
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Destroyed by Vesuvius in 79 CE, the ruins of Pompeii offer the best evidence of life in the Roman Empire. Acclaimed historian Beard makes sense of the remains, explores what kind of town it was, and  Read more...

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In a grand synthesis, one of our most distinguished classicists relates all that we know--and don't know--about ancient Pompeii, devastated by a flood of lava and volcanic ash from Mt. Vesuvius in Read more...

 
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