Pompeii : A Great Roman City, a Spectacular House... and the Events That Shook Them Both

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This series offers a unique journey through different periods in history. Detailed artworks tell the story of a specific location as it changes with time. As they explore each scene, readers learn about the people who lived in this place, looking at their beliefs and way of life. "Through Time: Pompeii" follows the story of a townhouse at the centre of this famous Roman city. Beginning in the 6th century BCE, a simple hut becomes a farmhouse, and gradually the farmhouse is swallowed up by the expanding new city. The house grows as the city prospers, but it also suffers the devastating effects of Pompeii's famous natural disasters.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 244 x 310 x 14mm | 662.24g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • full colour artwork illustrations
  • 0753413868
  • 9780753413869
  • 1,721,735

Table of contents

04-05 Introduction; 06-07 A humble hut 750BCE; 08-09 Farms and crafts 380BCE; 10-11 The town develops 300BCE; 12-13 The house prospers 150BCE; 14-15 Inside the atrium 100BCE; 16-17 The city under attack 89BCE; 18-19 After the war 82BCE; 20-21 A growing city 10CE; 22-23 The house at its peak 60CE; 24-25 A banquet 60CE; 26-27 The earthquake 62CE; 28-29 After the quake 70CE; 30-31 The eruption 79CE; 32-33 A city buried 100CE; 34-35 Pompeii forgotten 1689CE; 36-37 Treasure hunters 1750CE; 38-39 Studying the ruins 1870CE; 40-41 Romantic ruin today; 42-45 Illustrated glossary and timeline; 46-47 Index.show more

About Richard Platt

Richard Platt has been writing for children since 1992. One of his books, Castle Diary, was shortlisted for the Kate Maschler Award, The Times Education Supplement award, and a History Today prize. His Pirate Diary won the Kate Greenaway Medal 2002, the Silver Smarties Award 2002, and won the 'Best Book With Facts' prize in the Blue Peter Book Awards 2003. Manuela Cappon is the founding member of the MM Comunicazione illustration studio based in Florence, Italy. Over the past 12 years, Manuela and her colleagues have specialized in high-quality non-fiction illustrations, working with publishing houses both in Italy and abroad.show more

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