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Herculaneum, Italy's buried treasure

Author: Joseph Jay Deiss
Publisher: Malibu, CA : J. Paul Getty Museum, [1989], ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and updated edView all editions and formats
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A vivid portrayal of life in Pompeii's sister city, this book includes a detailed description of the ancient Villa dei Papyri, on which the present Getty Museum in Malibu is modeled.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Deiss, Joseph Jay.
Herculaneum, Italy's buried treasure.
Malibu, CA : J. Paul Getty Museum, 1989, ©1985
(OCoLC)646924082
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Jay Deiss
ISBN: 0892361646 9780892361649
OCLC Number: 20905313
Notes: "Previously published in 1985 by Harper & Row"--Title page verso.
Description: xv, 222 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Life of a Roman town --
Origins and legends --
Death of a Roman town --
The long sleep, and resurrection --
Treasure revealed : the great dig --
Houses of the rich patricians --
Roman luxury : the Villa of the Papyri --
Houses of the "poor" patricians --
Story of a Roman lawsuit --
Houses of the middle class --
The plebs : houses and shops --
The baths : everybody's club --
Sports : the palaestra --
The basilica : a Roman courthouse --
Curtain time : the theater --
Main Street and the forum area --
The dead reveal their lives --
Antiquity's treasure troves.
Responsibility: Joseph Jay Deiss.

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A vivid portrayal of life in Pompeii's sister city, this book includes a detailed description of the ancient Villa dei Papyri, on which the present Getty Museum in Malibu is modeled.

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Praise for the first edition "A fascinating book. The daily life of the Romans, rich and poor, has been wonderfully recreated."--Library Journal"Exciting reading...A spirited guide."--The New York Read more...

 
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