Pompeii : the history, life and art of the buried city

Pompei. English.

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  • Preserved by the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, many of Pompeii's temples, homes, public spaces, and artistic treasures remain intact, providing us with a remarkable inheritance of a long-gone era. This volume -- complete with photographs, three-dimensional reconstructions, drawings, and meticulously plotted maps and floor plans -- presents a wealth of information on Pompeii's archaeological sites, cultural universe, and everyday life.


  • "With the collaboration of the Archaeological Superintendency of Pompeii and the Superintendency for Archaeological Heritage of Naples and Caserta"--Book jacket.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 410-413) and index.


  • Preface / Stefano De Caro, Pietro Giovanni Guzzo, Valeria Sampaolo -- Introduction / Marisa Ranieri Panetta -- The discovery and history of Pompeii / Pietro Giovanni Guzzo -- Public life / Elio Lo Cascio -- Religious life / Stefania Adamo Muscettola -- Commercial life / Eliodoro Savino, Marina Taliercio, Antonio Varone -- Private life /Alfredina Storchi Marino, Marisa Ranieri Panetta, Antonio Varone, Antonio D'Ambrosio -- Lifestyles / Ernesto De Carolis, Stefania Adamo Muscettola, Valeria Sampaolo, Annamaria Ciarallo -- Oplontis / Stefano De Caro -- Mount Vesuvius and the eruption / Antonio Varone, Ernesto De Carolis -- Chronology / Marisa Raniera Panetta
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