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    Description'This marvellous book won the Wolfson History Prize and is a model of subtle but accessible writing about the past' Judith Rice, Guardian 'Classicist Mary Beard has had a great time rooting about that ghostly place and she has brought it quite splendidly back to life' Nicholas Bagnall, Sunday Telegraph 'To the vast field of Pompeiana she brings the human touch ...this absorbing, inquisitive and affectionate account of Pompeii is a model of its kind. Beard has caught the quick of what was and, in our lives today, remains the same' Ross Leckie, The Times 'Very readable and excellently researched ...Beard's clear-sighted and accessible style makes this a compelling look into history' Alexander Larman, Observer 'If you want to know what really happened in the last days of the petrified city, Beard's meticulous reconstruction will fill you in, scraping away many of your preconceptions as it goes, while her evocative writing will transport you back' Guardian (Best Holiday Books)


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    Title
    Pompeii
    Subtitle
    The Life of a Roman Town
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mary Beard
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 335 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846684715
    ISBN 10: 1846684714
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000, HIS002020
    DC22: 937.7
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (some col.), maps, ports. (some col.)
    Publisher
    Profile Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Profile Books Ltd
    Publication date
    04 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Mary Beard is a professor of classics at Newnham College, Cambridge, and the classics editor of the TLS. Her books include the acclaimed The Roman Triumph and The Parthenon (in the Wonders of the World series of which she is general editor).