The Complete Pompeii

Author: Joanne Berry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500290927

Category: Pompeii (Extinct city)

Page: 256

View: 831


Pompeii is the best known and probably the most important archaeological site in the world. This book, now available in paperback, is the most up-to-date, authoritative and comprehensive account for the general reader of its rise, splendour and fall. The drama of Pompeii's end has been handed down by Roman writers, its paintings and mosaics have astonished visitors since their discovery, and its houses and public buildings still present a vivid picture of life, disaster and death in a Roman town.


Author: Diane Marczely Gimpel

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1629685127

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 8798


This title examines the exploration and study of Pompeii. The book explores the lives of the city's builders and the city's destruction, traces its discovery and scientific investigation, and discusses future study and conservation efforts.


Archäologie und Geschichte

Author: Jens-Arne Dickmann

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406508875

Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Page: 128

View: 1583


The Tombs of Pompeii

Organization, Space, and Society

Author: Virginia L. Campbell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131761139X

Category: History

Page: 356

View: 1975


This book offers a comprehensive overview of the tombs of Pompeii and its immediate environs, examining the funerary culture of the population, delving into the importance of social class and self-representation, and developing a broad understanding of Pompeii’s funerary epigraphy and business. The Pompeian corpus of evidence has heretofore been studied in a piecemeal fashion, not conducive to assessing trends and practices. Here, a holistic approach to the funerary monuments allows for the integration of data from five different necropoleis and analysis of greater accuracy and scope. Author Virginia Campbell demonstrates that the funerary practices of Pompeii are, in some ways, unique in to the population, moving away from the traditional approach to burial based on generalizations and studies of typology. She shows that while some trends in Roman burial culture can be seen as universal, each population, time, and place constructs its own approach to commemoration and display. Including an extensive catalogue of tomb data and images never before assembled or published, this collective approach reveals new insights into ancient commemoration. The Tombs of Pompeii is the first English-language book on Pompeian funerary rituals. It’s also the first in any language to provide a complete survey of the tombs of Pompeii and the first to situate Pompeian differences within a wider Roman burial context.


An Archaeological Guide

Author: Paul Wilkinson

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1786722690

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 7844


The resonant ruins of Pompeii are perhaps the most direct route back to the living, breathing world of the ancient Romans. Two million visitors annually now walk the paved streets which re-emerged, miraculously preserved, from their layers of volcanic ash. Yet for all the fame and unique importance of the site, there is a surprising lack of a handy archaeological guide in English to reveal and explain its public spaces and private residences. This compact and user-friendly handbook, written by an expert in the field, helpfully fills that gap. Illustrated throughout with maps, plans, diagrams and other images, Pompeii: An Archaeological Guide offers a general introduction to the doomed city followed by an authoritative summary and survey of the buildings, artefacts and paintings themselves. The result is an unrivalled picture, derived from an intimate knowledge of Roman archaeology around the Bay of Naples, of the forum, temples, brothels, bath-houses, bakeries, gymnasia, amphitheatre, necropolis and other site buildings – including perennial favourites like the House of the Faun, named after its celebrated dancing satyr.

A History of Roman Art

Author: Steven L. Tuck

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118885430

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 408

View: 7217


A History of Roman Art provides a wide-ranging survey of the subject from the founding of Rome to the rule of Rome's first Christian emperor, Constantine. Incorporating the most up-to-date information available on the topic, this new textbook explores the creation, use, and meaning of art in the Roman world. Extensively illustrated with 375 color photographs and line drawings Broadly defines Roman art to include the various cultures that contributed to the Roman system Focuses throughout on the overarching themes of Rome's cultural inclusiveness and art's important role in promoting Roman values Discusses a wide range of Roman painting, mosaic, sculpture, and decorative arts, as well as architecture and associated sculptures within the cultural contexts they were created and developed Offers helpful and instructive pedagogical features for students, such as timelines; key terms defined in margins; a glossary; sidebars with key lessons and explanatory material on artistic technique, stories, and ancient authors; textboxes on art and literature, art from the provinces, and important scholarly perspectives; and primary sources in translation A book companion website is available at with the following resources: PowerPoint slides, glossary, and timeline Steven Tuck is the 2014 recipient of the American Archaeological Association's Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award.

Pompeji in Leben und Kunst

Author: August Mau


ISBN: 3944309588

Category: Architecture

Page: 627

View: 8649


Am 24. August des Jahres 79 n. Chr. ereignete sich der letzte große Vulkanausbruch des Vesuv. Die durch frühere Eruptionen aufgehäuften Steinmassen, Asche und Bimsstein, stürzten in den Krater, wurden wieder ausgeworfen und verschütteten die Umgebung des Vulkans. Mit starken Regengüssen schlammartig vermischt, strömten sie über Herculaneum nach Westen. Der Nordwind trieb eine gewaltige Wolke über Pompeji und die Sarnoebene, aus der zuerst Bimsstein bis zu einer Höhe von 2–3 Metern, dann Asche und zugleich auch Regengüsse fielen, die eine Höhe von 1½–2 erreichten. Mit dem Beginn des Aschenregens erfolgten gleichzeitig heftige Erdstöße, die auch weiterhin fortdauerten. Vor diesem verhängnisvollen Ausbruch galt der Vesuv als ein längst erloschener Vulkan. Diese Eruption des Vesuvs verschüttete die Stadt vollständig, konservierte sie dabei weitgehend. Im Laufe der Zeit wurde sie vergessen. Erst nach ihrer Wiederentdeckung im 18. Jahrhundert begann die zweite Geschichte der Stadt, in deren Verlauf Pompeji zu einem zentralen Objekt der Archäologie und der Erforschung der antiken Welt wurde. Pompeji, eine der am besten erhaltenen antiken Stadtruinen, wurde zu einem bekannten und stark rezipierten Begriff. Der deutsche Archäologe Mau verfasste neben seinen Forschungsberichten im Jahr 1908 auch diese interessante und allgemeinverständliche Darstellung Pompejis, die bis heute als Standardwerk gilt und hiermit erstmals als E-Book vorliegt. Beginnend mit der Entstehung, der Geschichte und dem Untergang Pompejis beschreibt Mau alle wichtigen Gebäude und Plätze der Stadt. Darüber hinaus erörtert er die Architektur- und Kunstgeschichte. Auch die untergegangene Nachbarstadt Herculaneum bleibt nicht unberücksichtigt: In einem ausführlichen Kapitel widmet sich Mau der Ausgrabung Herculaneums, die zu seiner Zeit gerade begonnen wurde.

The Complete Works

8. The last days of Pompeii. - 1835. - XIV, 562 S.

Author: Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 7240


Führer durch Pompeji

auf Veranlassung des Kaiserlich Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts

Author: August Mau

Publisher: N.A


Category: Pompeii (Extinct city)

Page: 113

View: 3157


The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Roman Empire

Author: Eric Nelson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101199180

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 5236


You're no idiot, of course. The battle scenes in Gladiator had you on the edge of your seat and wondering where you could find more information on the rise and fall of ancient Rome. But, so far, your search has left you feeling like a blundering barbarian. Pick yourself up off the Colisseum floor! Consult 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Roman Empire', a fun-to-read introduction to the fascinating history, people, and culture of Ancient Rome. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get: -The history of the Roman Empire's rise and fall. -An idiot-proof introduction to the great epic literature of the Roman Republic. -A survey of the Romans in arts and popular culture. -Fascinating details of some of history's most nefarious emperors, including Nero, Caligula, and Commodus.

Egypt, Greece, and Rome

Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean

Author: Charles Freeman

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191509701

Category: History

Page: 784

View: 9704


Egypt, Greece, and Rome is regarded as one of the best general histories of the ancient world, having sold more than 80,000 copies in its first two editions. It is written for the general reader and the student coming to the subject for the first time and provides a reliable and highly accessible point of entry to the period. Beginning with the early Middle Eastern civilizations of Sumer, and continuing right through to the Islamic invasions and the birth of modern Europe after the collapse of the Roman empire, the book ranges beyond political history to cover art and architecture, philosophy, literature, society, and economy. A wide range of maps, illustrations, and photographs complements the text. This third edition has been extensively revised to appeal to the general reader with several chapters completely rewritten and a great deal of new material added, including a new selection of images.

Das Alexandermosaik

über Machterringung und Machtverlust

Author: Klaus Stähler

Publisher: T. Fischer Bokforlaget & Company


Category: Alexander mosaic (Pompeii)

Page: 95

View: 1143


Delphi sehen und sterben

Ein neuer Fall für Marcus Didius Falco

Author: Lindsey Davis

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426408260

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 5845


Wir schreiben das Jahr 76 vor Christus. Griechenland ist für viele Römer zu einem bevorzugten Reiseziel geworden. Da werden in Olympia zwei junge Frauen aus Rom ermordet. Ein Fall für Marcus Didius Falco, der bald – zusammen mit seiner Liebsten Helena – in höchste Gefahr gerät ... Delphi sehen und sterben von Lindsey Davis: historischer Krimi im eBook!

Houses and Monuments of Pompeii

The Works of Fausto and Felice Niccolini

Author: Roberto Cassanelli

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892366842

Category: Architecture

Page: 223

View: 5334


Based on the 4-volume work originally edited by the Niccolinis and published in Naples 1854-1896.

The Complete Roman Legions

Author: Nigel Pollard,Joanne Berry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500251836

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 560


This title covers all 45 imperial legions of the Roman Empire in compelling and accurate detail, telling the tales of their triumphs and defeats as they policed the empire and enlarged its borders.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Marketing, 2nd edition

Author: Sarah White

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 144069611X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 4492


From online marketing to old-fashioned word-of-mouth, readers will find a comprehensive update on key marketing basics, as well as such topics as: € Guerilla marketing € Marketing to Boomers and Latinos € Online marketing € Targeted-but-affordable direct mail € Sample marketing plans for several types of small businesses (as well as a couple of larger projects) € Practical, do-it-yourself distribution strategies € Analysis of business segments and trends, and much more.