Herculaneum, Italy's Buried Treasure

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Getty Publications, 1989 - Architecture - 222 pages
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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 Papiri, on which the present Getty Museum in Malibu is modeled.
  

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User Review  - ₵oincidental Ğandy - Goodreads

The tag-line on the cover of this book states: "A vivid re-creation of life in Pompeii's sister city" - it is that in spades. An excellent book that, in order to fully savour & appreciate (& to allow ... Read full review

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User Review  - Frederick Gault - Goodreads

Read the section about the ancient Roman lawsuit. The tablets containing all the details of this court case were frozen in lava by the volcano and are now ours to study. Amazing! Read full review

Contents

LIFE OF A ROMAN TOWN page
1
ORIGINS AND LEGENDS page
5
DEATH OF A ROMAN TOWN page
10
Hercules
11
Diagram of Vesuvius eruption a d 79
20
THE LONG SLEEP AND RESURRECTION page
24
TREASURE REVEALEDTHE GREAT DIG page
32
HOUSES OF THE RICH PATRICIANS page
40
Bronze oil lamps from Herculaneum and Pompeii
108
THE PLEBSHOUSES AND SHOPS page
114
Windlass and original rope from the House of Opus Craticium
116
Balance still containing merchandise
122
Tokens for playing a game mosaic game board
128
Inlaid bed with the bones of a boy from the Shop
129
THE BATHSEVERYBODYS CLUB page
133
Ground plan of the Forum Baths
135

Patrician houses overlooking the marina
41
Bedroom scene from a private house
48
Wooden cradle from the House of the Gem
55
Marble basrelief of Achilles and Telephus
58
ROMAN LUXURYTHE VILLA OF THE PAPYRI page
60
The Sleeping Faun from the Villa of the Papyri
65
Bronze charcoal brazier with ithyphallic satyrs from the Villa
73
West porch of the Getty Museum
79
HOUSES OF THE POOR PATRICIANS page
83
Entrance to the House of the Wooden Partition
86
Marble Hermaphroditus
92
STORY OF A ROMAN LAWSUIT page
98
HOUSES OF THE MIDDLE CLASS page
103
Vestibule of the Suburban Baths
142
SPORTSTHE PALAESTRA page
149
The grand hall of the Palaestra
150
THE BASILICAA ROMAN COURTHOUSE page
154
Fresco of the centaur Chiron and Achilles from the Basilica
156
Closeup views of the Proconsul Balbus and Marcus Junior
163
Small painting the ActorKing
171
Egyptian goddess Isis Herculaneum version
177
Shrine of the deified emperors
185
Medical instruments from Herculaneum and Pompeii
192
Glassware from Herculaneum and Pompeii
198
Gladiators bronze helmet from Herculaneum
206
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About the author (1989)

Joseph Jay Deiss was vice-director of the American Academy in Rome and has written several historical novels and biographies. He is the author of Herculaneum: Italy's Buried Treasure, also published by the Getty Museum.

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