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    DescriptionThe original edition of Pompeii: A Sourcebook was a crucial resource for students of the site. Now updated to include material from Herculaneum, the neighbouring town also buried in the eruption of Vesuvius, Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook allows readers to form a richer and more diverse picture of urban life on the Bay of Naples. Focusing upon inscriptions and ancient texts, it translates and sets into context a representative sample of the huge range of source material uncovered in these towns. From the labels on wine jars to scribbled insults, and from advertisements for gladiatorial contests to love poetry, the individual chapters explore the early history of Pompeii and Herculaneum, their destruction, leisure pursuits, politics, commerce, religion, the family and society. Information about Pompeii and Herculaneum from authors based in Rome is included, but the great majority of sources come from the cities themselves, written by their ordinary inhabitants - men and women, citizens and slaves. Encorporating the latest research and finds from the two cities and enhanced with more photographs, maps, and plans, Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook offers an invaluable resource for anyone studying or visiting the sites.


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    Title
    Pompeii and Herculaneum
    Subtitle
    A Sourcebook
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alison E. Cooley, By (author) M. G. L. Cooley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 520 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415666800
    ISBN 10: 0415666805
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Merchandise Category: STX
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A14625400, A14202000
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004190
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAR
    DC22: 937/.7256, 937.7256
    BISAC region code: 1.5.3.0.0.0.0
    DC23: 937.7256
    Ingram Theme: INDS/CLASSI
    LC classification: DG70.P7 C628 2014
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, NKD
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3C
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR, 1QBA
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    6 black & white tables
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    21 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Alison E. Cooley is Reader in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick. Her recent publications include Pompeii. An Archaeological Site History (2003), a translation, edition and commentary of the Res Gestae Divi Augusti (2009), and The Cambridge Manual of Latin Epigraphy (2012). M.G.L. Cooley teaches Classics and is Head of Scholars at Warwick School. He is Chairman and General Editor of the LACTOR sourcebooks, and has edited three volumes in the series: The Age of Augustus (2003), Cicero's Consulship Campaign (2009) and Tiberius to Nero (2011).
    Review quote
    "The first edition of Pompeii: A Sourcebook rapidly established itself as the crucial introduction for students and non-specialists to the complex and fascinating world of Pompeii. Hard as it seemed to improve on the first edition, the new edition, thoroughly reorganized with much new material does just this. The editors have taken a superb book and made it even better." - David S. Potter, University of Michigan, USA. "A. Cooley (Univ. of Warwick, UK) teams up with M. Cooley (Warwick School, UK) to expand on her original sourcebook, Pompeii (CH, Jun'04, 41-6063), providing a glimpse into the life experiences at Pompeii and Herculaneum. Using a mix of primary and secondary sources such as original documents, inscriptions on monuments, and graffiti, the authors hope to "allow the inhabitants of the two towns to speak for themselves." Summing Up: Recommended. " - CHOICE "Cooley and Cooley have made several improvements to the first edition.Overall, this sourcebook is an excellent starting point for research into any topic from two sites and an essential reference for any student of Pompeii and Herculaneum."-Jacqueline Frost DiBiasie, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
    Table of contents
    List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Abbreviations Introduction 1. Pre-Roman Pompeii and Herculaneum 2. The Social War and its Aftermath 3. Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum 4. Leisure 5. Religion 6. Politics and Public Life 7. Law and Society 8. Commercial Life Appendix 1: Known dates of games at Pompeii and outside Appendix 2: Tablet showing quotations from literature found written on the walls of Pompeii Appendix 3: A guide to monetary values Appendix 4: Brief list of dates of relevance to Pompeii and Herculaneum Glossary Further Reading Bibliography Index