Secrets of Pompeii: Everyday Life in Ancient Rome

Secrets of Pompeii: Everyday Life in Ancient Rome


By (author) Emidio de Albentiis

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  • Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum
  • Format: Hardback | 200 pages
  • Dimensions: 249mm x 287mm x 23mm | 1,225g
  • Publication date: 27 August 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Santa Monica CA
  • ISBN 10: 0892369418
  • ISBN 13: 9780892369416
  • Illustrations note: 170 full-colour illustrations & maps
  • Sales rank: 388,834

Product description

This title presents a lavishly illustrated and fascinating exploration of the art, architecture, and archaeology of one of the world's best preserved Roman cities. The remains of the ancient city of Pompeii, frozen in time following the tragic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, have provided archaeologists and historians with invaluable evidence into the daily life of a city at the height of the Roman Empire. "Secrets of Pompeii" is a superbly illustrated volume that takes a fascinating look at how ancient Romans interacted in their public squares and marketplaces, how they worshipped, decorated their homes, and spent their leisure time - at the theatre, in the gyms, and in the baths and brothels. Featuring full-colour photographs of architectural remains and exquisite details from a range of ancient artworks, including wall paintings, sculpture, mosaics, and carved reliefs, this book offers an unparalleled glimpse into a lost world.

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Author information

Emidio de Albentiis is a world renowned specialist in Pompeiian studies. He currently teaches art history at the University of Perugia.

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"This beautiful book presents an in-depth look at every aspect of everyday life in Pompeii."--""