The Complete Pompeii

The Complete Pompeii

Hardback Complete Series

By (author) Joanne Berry

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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 201mm x 262mm x 25mm | 1,202g
  • Publication date: 22 November 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 050005150X
  • ISBN 13: 9780500051504
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: 318 illustrations, 275 in colour
  • Sales rank: 68,614

Product description

This profusely illustrated volume, the latest instalment in Thames & Hudson's bestselling "Complete" series, is the most up-to-date, comprehensive and authoritative account of the most important archaeological site in the world. Nine chapters cover the rise and fall of Pompeii and all aspects of its life, including reconstructions of the daily lives of the town's inhabitants, the dramatic story of Pompeii's destruction through the words of Roman writers and the spectacular remains of volcanic debris and damage. It is sure to become the standard account for tourist, traveller, student and scholar alike.

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Author information

Joanne Berry is a Lecturer in the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology at the University of Wales. She has edited two other books, Unpeeling Pompeii and, with R. Laurence, Cultural Identity in the Roman Empire.

Table of contents

Introduction; 1. Disaster in the Shadow of Vesuvius; 2. Rediscovering Pompeii's Buried Past; 3. Birth and Growth of a Roman Town; 4. The People of Pompeii; 5. Life in the Public Eye; 6. Houses and Society; 7. Gods, Temples and Cults; 8. Economic Life in a Roman Town; 9. The Last Years of Pompeii.