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Pompeii : an archaeological guide / Paul Wilkinson.


"The resonant ruins of Pompeii are perhaps the most direct route back to the living, breathing world of the ancient Romans. Two million visitors annually now walk the paved streets which re-emerged, miraculously preserved, from their layers of volcanic ash. Yet for all the fame and unique importance of the site, there is a surprising lack of a handy archaeological guide in English to reveal and explain its public spaces and private residences. This compact and user-friendly handbook, written by an expert in the field, helpfully fills that gap. Illustrated throughout with maps, plans, diagrams and other images, Pompeii: An Archaeological Guide offers a general introduction to the doomed city followed by an authoritative summary and survey of the buildings, artefacts and paintings themselves. The result is an unrivalled picture, derived from an intimate knowledge of Roman archaeology around the Bay of Naples, of the forum, temples, brothels, bath-houses, bakeries, gymnasia, amphitheatre, necropolis and other site buildings - including perennial favourites like the House of the Faun, named after its celebrated dancing satyr."-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781350129399
  • ISBN: 1350129399
  • Physical Description: xiii, 240 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: London ; Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-223) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
How to use this guide -- Visiting Pompeii -- A brief history. Timeline -- Introduction -- The fateful day -- The eruption -- The story unfolds -- The guide. Suburban baths -- Imperial Villa / Marine Gate -- Temple of Venus -- Temple of Apollo -- Forum -- Basilica -- Civil offices -- Temple of Jupiter -- Temple of Vespasian -- Sanctuary of City Lares -- Macellum -- Building of Eumachia -- Forum Holitorium -- Temple of Fortuna Augusta -- Baths of Pompeii -- Forum baths -- House of the Faun -- House of the Vettii -- Central baths -- Bakery of Popidius Priscus -- Brothel -- Stabian baths -- Theatre district -- Samnite gymnasium -- Temple of Isis -- Temple of Jupiter Meilichios -- Theatres -- Fullery of Stephanus -- House of Loreius Tiburtinus -- House of Venus in the sea shell -- Palaestra -- Amphitheatre -- Nuceria Gate Tombs -- Villa of the mysteries -- Tombs outside the Herculaneum Gate -- Villa of Diomedes -- House of Menander -- House of the tragic poet -- House of the silver wedding -- Praedia of Julia Felix.
Subject: Pompeii (Extinct city)
Pompeii (Extinct city) > Guidebooks.
Italy > Pompeii (Extinct city)
Genre: Guidebooks.

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