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    Pompeii (Paperback) By (author) Alex Butterworth, By (author) Ray Laurence

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    DescriptionThis startling new book concentrates on the twenty years between 59 and 79AD, thus beginning with the earthquake which all but destroyed Pompeii and ending with the volcanic eruption which has become part of our collective popular imagination. Alex Butterworth and Ray Laurence have synthesised the latest research into Pompeii to bring this period of flux and instability back to life. By concentrating on key members from each strata of Pompeiian society we are plunged into the everyday life of a city rebuilding itself, in the knowledge that it will all be for nothing when Vesuvius erupts. So we follow Suedius Clemens who has been sent by Vespasian to settle disputes over land; Decimus Satrius Lucretius Valens who is set to join Pompeii's elite magistrates following the death of his protector; the Vettii brothers who were fabulously rich and ostentacious dealers in wine and perfume; Pherusa, the runaway slave; lusty young Rustus who is contemplating parricide...


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    Title
    Pompeii
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alex Butterworth, By (author) Ray Laurence
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780753820766
    ISBN 10: 0753820765
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    DC22: 937.7
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, NKD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR, 1QBA
    Illustrations note
    28, 3 maps
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication date
    04 May 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Alex Butterworth is a writer and dramatist, with work spanning books, theatre, film and television. Ray Laurence is a Research Fellow in the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity at the University of Birmingham.
    Review quote
    It was a happy day that brought [Butterworth and Laurence] together and begat this book... This is history at its best.. THE TIMES (27/5/06) It is hard to believe that a fresh and new approach [to Pompeii] is possible. Yet Butterworth and Laurence have performed the unexpected in this evocative new study. HISTORY TODAY Butterworth and Laurence document the details of daily life with gusto. OBSERVER (4/6/06)