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    DescriptionStudies of Pompeian material culture have traditionally been dominated by art-historical approaches, but recently there has been a renewed and burgeoning interest in Pompeian houses for studies of Roman domestic behavior. This book is concerned with contextualized Pompeian household artifacts and their role in deepening our understanding of household behavior at Pompeii. It consists of a study of the contents of thirty so-called atrium houses in Pompeii to investigate the spatial distribution of household activities, both within each architectural room type and across the house. It also uses this material to investigate the state of occupancy of these houses at the time of the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in AD 79. It thus examines artifact assemblages within their spatial and decorative contexts for a more material cultural approach to these remains and for the information which they provide on living conditions in Pompeii during the last decades. In this it takes a critical perspective the textual nomenclature which is traditionally applied to Pompeian room types.


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    Title
    Pompeian Households
    Subtitle
    An Analysis of Material Culture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Penelope M. Allison
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 255
    Width: 211 mm
    Height: 277 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 771 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780917956966
    ISBN 10: 0917956966
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC22: 937/.7, 937.7
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DG70.P7 A6
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    LC classification: DG70.P7 A645 2004
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    Thema V1.0: NKD
    Illustrations note
    b/w illus
    Publisher
    Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA
    Imprint name
    Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA
    Publication date
    01 December 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Los Angeles
    Author Information
    Penelope M. Allison is an Australian Research Council Queen Elizabeth II Fellow at the Australian National University. She has held research fellowships at the University of Sydney and in the Faculty of Classics at Cambridge University. She has taught ancient history and archaeology at the University of Sydney, the Australian National University and the University of Sheffield. Her research interests include Roman painting and household archaeology in Roman and historical contexts.
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    This book is concerned with contextualized Pompeian household artifacts and their role in deepening our understanding of household behavior at Pompeii.