Pompeii

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Filippo Coarelli
Riverside Book Company, Incorporated, 2002 - Art - 406 pages
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Wander the streets of this prosperous city, and view the frescos of the House of the Vettii, and the Villa of Poppea at Oplontis. Frescoes, reliefs and statuary are reproduced in wonderful colour photography which has been specially commissioned for this book, along with beautiful shots of the ruins, standing in the landscape that has existed around them for thousands of years. The accompanying text was written by leading scholars in the study of Pompeii, and explains the social context for the ruins and art works found at the site. The essential role of the forum in Roman public life, and the role in the economy of Pompeii of the personal effects found at the site, such as jewellery, oil lamps and even a loaf of bread, are among many fascinating details discussed in this book. This beautiful, slip cased edition is a comprehensive guide to the art and everyday life of Pompeii, and is a must-have for anyone interested in the art and culture of the classical world.

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I did not particularly like the mix of historical fiction and history. I thought that those fiction vignettes undermined the actual research while not adding anything of interest to the story. Many ... Read full review

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An engaging mix of history and historical fiction grounded in the architecture, art and graffiti of the lost cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii, this book will appeal to classics buffs, Roman fans and ... Read full review

Contents

Filippo Coarelli
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Public Life
27
Walls and War
45
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Filippo Coarelli, Professor of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the University of Perugia, is editor of "Pompeii "(2002) and coauthor of "The Colosseum" (2001), among numerous other books on Roman art and archeology.

James J. Clauss, Professor of Classics at the University of Washington, is author of "Best of the Argonauts: The Redefinition of the Epic Hero in Book 1 of Apollonius's Argonautica" (UC Press) and editor, with Sarah Iles Johnston, of "Medea: Essays on Medea in Myth, Literature, Philosophy, and Art".

Daniel P. Harmon, Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Washington, has published on Latin poetry and ancient Roman religion. He was for eight years co-director of the University of Washington Rome Center.

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