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The World of Pompeii : Routledge Worlds - Pedar Foss

The World of Pompeii

Routledge Worlds

By: Pedar Foss (Editor), John J. Dobbins (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st August 2007
ISBN: 9780415173247
Number Of Pages: 704

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This all embracing survey of Pompeii provides the most comprehensive survey of the region available. With contributions by well-known experts in the field, this book studies not only Pompeii, but also - for the first time - the buried surrounding cities of Campania. The World of Pompeii includes the latest understanding of the region, based on the up-to-date findings of recent archaeological work.

Accompanied by a CD with the most detailed map of Pompeii so far, this book is instrumental in studying the city in the ancient world and is an excellent source book for students of this fascinating and tragic geographic region.

An Orientation to the Cities and Countryside
History and Historical Sources
Rediscovery and Resurrection
The Environmental and Geomorphological Context
Recent Work on Early Pompeii
The First Sanctuaries
Early Urban Development
Building Materials, Construction Methods, and Chronologies
A note on Roman Concrete (Opus Caementicium) and Other Wall Construction
The Community
Development of Pompeii's Public Landscape in the Roman Period
Urban Planning, Roads, Streets and Neighborhood
The Walls and Gates
The Forum and its Dependencies
Urban, Suburban and Rural Religion in the Roman Period
Amphitheatre, Palaestra, and Entertainment Complexes
The City Baths
The Water System - Supply and Drainage
Domestic Spaces and Activities
The Development of the Campanian House
Instrumentum Domesticum - A Case Study
Domestic Decoration. Paintings and the 'Four Styles'
Domestic Decoration. Mosaics and Stucco
Real and Painted (Imitation) Marble at Pompeii
Houses of Regions I and II
Regions V and IX. Early Anonymous Domestic Architecture
The Creation of the House of the Vestals (VI16-8)
Rooms with a View. Residences Built on Terraces (Regions VI-VIII)
Residences in Herculaneum
Villas Surrounding Pompeii and Herculaneum
Society and Economy
Shops and Industries
Inns and Taverns
The Loss of Innocence. Pompeian Economy and Society
Epigraphy and Society
Pompeian Women
The Lives of Slaves
Pompeian Men and Women in Portrait Sculpture
The Tombs at Pompeii
Victims of the Cataclysm
Early Published Sources for Pompeii
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415173247
ISBN-10: 0415173248
Series: Routledge Worlds
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 704
Published: 1st August 2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 1.94
Edition Number: 1