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The fires of Vesuvius : Pompeii lost and found, Mary Beard

Label
The fires of Vesuvius : Pompeii lost and found
Title
The fires of Vesuvius
Title remainder
Pompeii lost and found
Statement of responsibility
Mary Beard
Title variation
Pompeii : the life of a Roman town
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Destroyed by Vesuvius in 79 CE, the ruins of Pompeii offer the best evidence we have of life in the Roman Empire. But the eruptions are only part of the story. In The Fires of Vesuvius, acclaimed historian Mary Beard makes sense of the remains. She explores what kind of town it was -- more like Calcutta or the Costa del Sol? -- and what it can tell us about "ordinary" life there. --from publisher description
Summary
From its political and religious systems to slavery and attitudes toward sex, the ruins of this ancient Roman city are explored in a study that brings to light new facts about the way the people of Pompeii lived prior to meeting their devastating end in 79 CE
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2009
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321921
Cataloging source
VMC
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1955-
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Beard, Mary
Dewey number
937.06
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Pompeii (Extinct city)
  • Pompeii (Extinct city)
  • Pompeii (Extinct city)
  • Pompeii (Extinct city)
Target audience
adult
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Pompeii lost and found
Label
The fires of Vesuvius : Pompeii lost and found, Mary Beard
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in Britain by Profile Books under title Pompeii : the life of a Roman town
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-335) and index
Contents
Living in an old city -- Street life -- House and home -- Painting and decorating -- Earning a living : baker, banker and garum maker -- Who ran the city? -- The pleasures of the body : food, wine, sex and baths -- Fun and games -- A city full of gods
Control code
000045488691
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Harvard Press University paperback ed.
Extent
360 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780674045866
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)601536792
Label
The fires of Vesuvius : Pompeii lost and found, Mary Beard
Publication
Note
First published in Britain by Profile Books under title Pompeii : the life of a Roman town
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-335) and index
Contents
Living in an old city -- Street life -- House and home -- Painting and decorating -- Earning a living : baker, banker and garum maker -- Who ran the city? -- The pleasures of the body : food, wine, sex and baths -- Fun and games -- A city full of gods
Control code
000045488691
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Harvard Press University paperback ed.
Extent
360 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780674045866
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)601536792

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