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Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Routledge
Publication date November 21, 2013
Pages 334
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780415666800
ISBN-10 0415666805
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.32 lbs.
Original list price $39.95
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The original edition of Pompeii: A Sourcebook was a crucial resource for students of the site. Now updated to include material from Herculaneum, the neighbouring town also buried in the eruption of Vesuvius, Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook allows readers to form a richer and more diverse picture of urban life on the Bay of Naples.

 

Focusing upon inscriptions and ancient texts, it translates and sets into context a representative sample of the huge range of source material uncovered in these towns. From the labels on wine jars to scribbled insults, and from advertisements for gladiatorial contests to love poetry, the individual chapters explore the early history of Pompeii and Herculaneum, their destruction, leisure pursuits, politics, commerce, religion, the family and society. Information about Pompeii and Herculaneum from authors based in Rome is included, but the great majority of sources come from the cities themselves, written by their ordinary inhabitants – men and women, citizens and slaves.

 

Encorporating the latest research and finds from the two cities and enhanced with more photographs, maps, and plans, Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook offers an invaluable resource for anyone studying or visiting the sites.



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Hardcover
With Alison E. Cooley | 2 edition from Routledge (October 4, 2013)
9780415666794 | details & prices | 334 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $135.00
Paperback
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With Alison E. Cooley | 2 edition from Routledge (November 21, 2013)
9780415666800 | details & prices | 334 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.32 lbs | List price $39.95
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