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Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum Hardcover – May 1, 2013


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (May 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199987432
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199987436
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 1.3 x 10.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #611,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mount Vesuvius
Mount Vesuvius seen from Pompeii

Fresco
Emerald green glass dish in the form of a boat, possibly for condiments, from Pompeii

Terracotta statuette of Pan and the Goat, possibly made by Joseph Nollekens
Terracotta statuette of Pan and the Goat, possibly made by Joseph Nollekens

Hanging Bells
Bronze wind-chime in the form of a phallus with hanging bells, from Pompeii.
The King has Fallen
Bronze fountain spout in the form of a pine cone, from Pompeii
Tank Versus Bikers
Bronze lantern, originally fitted with thin sheets of translucent horn, from Vesuvian area

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"This book is an important contribution to our understanding of Pompeii and Herculaneum, for the author discusses both cities with equanimity, effectively weaving together the archaeological evidence (much of it recent) with information about Roman culture and always mindful of including the non-elites in his discussions. The illustrations, which are of consistently high quality, have been carefully chosen...All in all, this engaging text -- with its , useful notes, list of exhibits, and extensive bibliography -- will appeal to a wide readership, from the interested lay person to the university student. In fact, this reviewer would find it a useful text for courses on ancient cities and Roman culture." --Linda Maria Gigante, University of Louisville, Bryn Mawr Classical Review


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Very informative and beautifully done.
Lorraine S. Lebenson
From all the books we have collected, this has so far the best photographs and gives a nice overview about Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Marika M
A coffee table book meant for reading cover to cover.
David Yount

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Marika M on May 16, 2013
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I just received this book and the beautiful high quality photos impressed me right away. It brings back the memories from our trip to Pompeii. From all the books we have collected, this has so far the best photographs and gives a nice overview about Pompeii and Herculaneum.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By William S. Henderson on June 22, 2013
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Lavishly illustrated, well-organized this book is an exceptional look at the effects of the 79 CE eruption of Vesuvius. I highly recommend it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By William N. Osborne on June 5, 2013
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The book is lavishly illustrated, and very well written. It provides an extensive look into the general life of the "ordinary" people of the two cities. Definitely recommend!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David Yount on May 28, 2013
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If possible, it's better than the show at the British Museum, which we saw in April 2013. A coffee table book meant for reading cover to cover.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lorraine S. Lebenson on October 20, 2013
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A wonderful way to enjoy our recent trip to Italy over and over again! Very informative and beautifully done. Grazie signore Roberts.
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