Pompeii & Herculaneum: the Glory and the Grief
History and presentation of daily life in Pompeii and Herculaneum from their existences as swarming first-century metropolises to the confusion caused by the earthquake in 62 AD to their eventual destruction from the eruption of 79 AD. B/W and color photographs of the site and artifacts throughout.
Pompeii: the Living City
A vivid supposition of daily life in ancient Pompeii gleaned from the most recent archaeological and historical research. Focuses on the probable lives of members of society from several different classes and focuses on the twenty-five years leading up to the eruption that destroyed the city.
Pompeii and Herculaneum: the Buried Cities
Laden with annotated images of murals, architecture and artifacts of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Also contains brief histories of the affected areas with line drawings of layouts of selected buildings in the cities.
Herculaneum: Italy's Buried Treasure
When Mount Vesuvius erupted, Pompeii was buried under 25 feet of ash. Her sister city, Herculaneum, was buried under 65 feet of ash and sealed as if in plastic. The town and the bones of its people, caught unawares and buried instantly in the ash, provide endless archaeological possibilities for scientists.
Pompeii: the Day a City Died
A down-to-earth educational study of Pompeii, its last days, and the aftereffects of its destruction. Primary and secondary sources, art and mural works, and engaging narrative for the armchair traveler and historian.
Cities of Vesuvius: Pompeii & Herculaneum
An academic study of the preserved artifacts of Pompeii and Herculaneum for supposition about the everyday lives of their citizens and their arts, trades, public and private life, the squares and temples, pubs and brothels.
Rediscovering Antiquity: Karl Weber and the Excavation of Herculaneum, Pompeii, and Stabiae
A study based on Karl Weber's original excavation documents and plans, contemporary correspondence, and the extant archaeological remains he recovered at Herculaneum, Pompeii and Stabiae during the mid 1700's. Weber's excavation methods and his attempts to relate his discoveries to their archaeological context were ground-breaking for the time and set the precedent for the history of archaeology in general.
Ghosts of Vesuvius: a New Look At the Last Days of Pompeii, How Towers Fall, and Other Strange Connections
Pellegrino provides a haunting vision of what the eruption at Pompeii and Herculaneum might have been like for the people who lived there. The author is one of the world's only experts on downblast and surge physics and using this knowledge, compares the devastation wrought by Vesuvius to the destruction of Ground Zero in an effort to save lives during future volcanic eruptions.
Pompeii: the Guide to the Archaeological Site
An exhaustive, though somewhat dated, guidebook to the archaeological site at Pompeii. The houses and monuments are outlined in 7 guided itineraries illustrated with 350 photos, reconstructions, maps and drawings. Glossary included.
Pompeii: the Vanished City
Part of the Time-Life Lost Civilizations series, this book offers historical information about the last days of the city as well as photographs of many of the relics that have been recovered from the archaeological site.
Vulcan's Fury: Man against the Volcano
A collection of fifteen of the most violent volcanic eruptions recorded by mankind and the different ways people reacted to them. Includes Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Oplontis.
The Glory That Was Pompeii
General history and description of Pompeii. The real treasures in this oversize book are the dozens of large color illustrations of the site and many of its archaeological discoveries.
Pompeii: the Last Day
A thoroughly researched look back into history to August 24, 79 A.D. when Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried Pompeii and Herculaneum. The book also includes tourist information: a one-day tour of Pompeii, complete with street plans and a full itinerary.
Ancient Rome: Art, Architecture and History
Accompanied by the masterpieces and memories of illustrious figures, this book follows the arc of a city and a civilization from its begginings to its height and fall, leafing though pages of history from the various eras.
Women and Beauty in Pompeii
This book explores the nature of female beauty in ancient Rome by studying depictions of heavenly and earthly women in Pompeian art.
Gardens of Pompeii
The bond that linked humankind to nature and particularly to the plant world was indeed very strong in antiquity. Plants were used in every sphere of daily life: for food, textiles, and cosmetics; for religious and above all for healing purposes. A knowledge of plants and their uses contributes to a better understanding of the society, economy, and thought of ancient Pompeii...
Gods and Heroes in Pompeii
The deities and heroes of the ancient Romans were popular subject matter for the frescoes that decorated the elaborate villas of Pompeii's wealthy citizens. This richly illustrated volume highlights various depictions of the heavenly and heroic pantheon of ancient Rome, and the text explores both the general characteristics of Pompeian painting and its specific treatment of gods and heroes.
Eroticism in Pompeii
Eroticism is subtle magic. It is an indistinct ground between the spirit and the senses, where emotion is confused with temptation. Although inescapably linked to sex, it is the opposite of crude sexuality. Eroticism has a conspicuously cultural, and very sophisticated, dimension, and transgression is one of its most powerful allies...
Life, Myth, and Art in Ancient Rome
A richly illustrated guide to the cultural and political heritage of ancient Rome, including the enduring legacy of its art and architecture, the engineering innovations of its vast system of roads and aqueducts, the compelling myths of its gods and goddesses, and the power of its emperors and their legions.
Pompeii: History, Life and Afterlife
This book differs from previous studies in placing an emphasis on Pompeii's history. Using the evidence of the latest archaeological research, the author traces the evolution of the city from its origins as a small Oscan or Etruscan settlement of the seventh and sixth centuries BC to a flourishing urban centre of the early Roman Empire. Further chapters survey aspects of the life of the city in its last years and recount the story of its disappearance and rediscovery.
The Lost World of Pompeii
Richly illustrated with historical images and new images of the site by acclaimed photographer Chris Caldicott, The Lost World of Pompeii tells the fascinating story of the ghosts of a bygone era raised from the ashes.
Houses and Monuments of Pompeii
Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei disegnati e descritti (Drawings and descriptions of the houses and monuments of Pompeii) was published beginning in 1854 through the initiative and editing of Fausto and his brother, Felice Niccolini. It was the first publication since Francios Mazois's Les ruines de Pompei to attempt presenting the entire collection of public and private monuments that had been uncovered at the time in an organized way. Being face to face with antiquity in Pompeii and Herculaneum led our modern world to invent archaeology and learn to directly touch the past in a previously unimaginable global dimension. The idea of presenting Le case ed i monumenti here once again is quite admirable. Works like this one taught us to wonder at the cities, to be moved by them, and hopefully to understand and benefit from them in a more complete way, respecting their integrity.
Pompeii: the History, Life, and Art of the Buried City
Knowing Pompeii means opening a fascinating window to the ancient world. Streets paved with enormous stones, the monumental forum, intricately designed houses, shops and workshops, astonishing paintings and mosaics narrate the innumerable facets of a city captured in its very last moments of life and delivered to eternity by the terrible eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The texts, written by the leading experts in the excavations and research conducted in the Vesuvius area, are accompanied by photographs taken especially for this book by Araldo De Luca, one of the most respected art photographers in the world.
Journey to Pompeii: Virtual Tours Around the Lost Cities
Since its discovery in the middle of the eighteenth century, Pompeii has aroused the interest of scholars and laypeople alike. The thrill of finding the ancient city--buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD--was heightened by the rich history of this Roman town and her people. When the ancient sculptures, decorations, and buildings of Pompeii first came to light, they were eagerly compared with then-contemporary knowledge of classical antiquity, and still today are immensely important in understanding ancient Roman civilization. This comprehensive guide features an insightful history of Pompeii along with beautiful photographs of the ruins, frescoes, and art objects of the city. Pompeii is toured via three itineraries: from Porta Marina to the House of Ceii; from Via dell'Abbondanza to Porta Nocera; and from the House of Julius Polibius to the Villa of the Mysteries. A thematic index and an index of places and buildings are also included, making this a useful guide for travelers, students, scholars, and anyone else with an interest in this fascinating site.
The Last Days of Pompeii
How were the citizens of the cultured, cosmopolitan Roman summer resort at Pompeii to know that their days were numbered? On those idyllic afternoons leading up to the eruption, the urbane, careless, Roman vacation resort was full of elite members of society and their servants. One such servant, Nydia, has lived her life at a disadvantage because of her blindness, but when Mount Vesuvius erupts and blackness descends on the city she may be the only one able to flee.
Pompeii: a Novel
Young engineer Marcus Attilius is trying to determine why Pompeii’s main aqueduct is running dry. Realizing the problem must lie somewhere on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius, Attilius tries to organize an expedition to repair the problem but soon discovers that there are powerful forces at work—natural and otherwise—threatening to destroy him.
The Palace of Tertullian, pride of the lost city of Herculaneum, has been buried for nearly two thousand years. Now the globe-trotting curators of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Andrew and Olivia Foster, and the world’s wiliest and most eccentric art collector and connoisseur, Count Don Ciccio Nerone, are in a race for their lives as the discovery threatens to destroy them all.
Eve Duncan’s job as a forensic sculptor leads her to a shocking case. Women’s bodies are turning up with faces removed and their bodies surrounded by volcanic ash. When the reconstruction of the victims’ skulls are done the likeness each victim bears to Eve’s stepdaughter Jane is foreboding. One man’s insane quest to find the reincarnation of Cira, a woman who died in the volcanic eruption at Pompeii, will push Eve and her stepdaughter to their limits.
Jane takes center stage again as another crazed devotee of the Pompeian actress Cira stalks her to find a hidden treasure.
Pilate's Wife: a Novel of the Roman Empire
From a single verse in the bible biographer and journalist Antoinette May finds inspiration to fictionalize the life of Pontius Pilate's wife and offers the reader a privileged woman's view of religion, spirituality, sex, and marriage in the time of Christ.
Anne Rice’s vampire chronicles and her lore of the Mayfair witches are combined in a novel that moves backward and forward in time. From a boyhood on the farm to contemporary New Orleans, from ancient Pompeii to nineteenth-century Naples, Blackwood Farm gives us a world of classic Deep South luxury and ancestral secrets.
A Gladiator Dies Only Once: the Further Investigations of Gordianus the Finder
In Steven Saylor’s book of short stories featuring the ancient PI from his novel length works, one mystery unveils corporate espionage in a Pompeian garum factory that leads Roman investigator Gordianus the Finder on a search for the company traitor.
Over the Wine Dark Sea
In Turteltaub’s sea-faring adventure two cousins, Menedemos and Sostratos, work together to make a success of their trade business. Buying and selling everything from wine and silks to peacocks, their voyage will take them from the shores of Asia Minor all the way to the coasts of faraway Italy, even to confrontations with the barbarians of an obscure town called Rome.