Pompeii: history, life & afterlife

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Tempus, 2005 - History - 188 pages
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Roger Ling describes the day-to-day life of Pompeii's inhabitants on the eve of the fatal eruption in AD 79, as well as the eruption itself and its aftermath. The city was rediscovered in the late 16th century, and since then archaeologists have discovered more and more of the city’s past. The author concludes with an assessment of the conflicting demands of conservation and public access.

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Readable account of the history of Pompeii. The history of the city forms the larger part of the book and spans from the beginnings to A.D. 79, with details on the changes that might have resulted ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
13
Pompeii before the Romans
29
The Roman colony
51
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Roger Ling is Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology in the University of Manchester. Lesley Ling is Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and Economic History, Manchester Metropolitan University.

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