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Roman Pompeii: Space and Society Paperback – December 18, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0415391252 ISBN-10: 0415391253 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (December 18, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415391253
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415391252
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,498,616 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Unpedantic presentation of a vast store of factual information, all scrupulously referenced.' - JACT Review

'[This] second edition is bigger, and it is better... [it] will find a ready place amongst contemporary scholarship on Pompeii. It is up to date, engaging, well researched, and full of a wide range of imformation that is at once valuable and provocative.' - Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By krebsman VINE VOICE on July 19, 2011
Format: Hardcover
POMPEII: SPACE AND SOCIETY is another book published recently to deal with the analysis of space in Pompeii. Drawing on the work of Andrew Wallace-Hadrill and others, Laurence then goes a step farther to subject Pompeii to a statistical analysis in order to determine such matters as "which part of town had the most brothels?" "Where did the gambling go on?" "Where were the cheap places to get drunk?" "Which streets had the most traffic?" Of course, there are problems with this approach. How does one identify a brothel? After all, they were probably not purpose-built, but adapted from existing buildings. Does finding dice at a particular location automatically make it a center of gambling? What exactly constitutes "decadent behavior"? Does finding pornography at a site always indicate prostitution? I certainly don't agree with all of Laurence's ideas, but the book is certainly stimulating and shows how interdisciplinary are the techniques of modern archaeology. If you've read some of the other recent books about Pompeii (Mary Beard, Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, Paul Zanker, etc.), your appreciation of this book will be enhanced. I think this is an important work of scholarship because it shows both the potential benefits and drawbacks of using statistics.
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful By EasyBooks on July 30, 2010
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The product is in very good condition, and the wait was not long at all.
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