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From Pompeii

Ingrid D. Rowland

From Pompeii

the afterlife of a Roman town

by Ingrid D. Rowland

  • 363 Want to read
  • 5 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social life and customs,
  • Civilization,
  • Tourism,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages [295]-330) and index.

    StatementIngrid D. Rowland
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDG70.P7 R78 2014
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 340 pages
    Number of Pages340
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27156462M
    ISBN 100674047931
    ISBN 109780674047938
    LC Control Number2013037835
    OCLC/WorldCa861478254

    Five great books set in Pompeii. 24th August Pompeii is the latest destination in our ‘Five great books set in ’ series.‘Five great books set in Pompeii’ Pompeii was an ancient Roman city in the Campania region of Italy. Near modern Naples, the city was buried under up to 6 metres of volcanic ash when nearby Vesuvius erupted in AD Meeting point: Marina Gate Duration: 2 hours. Classic tour recommended to those people who visit Pompeii for the first time. Highlights: Marina Gate, Basilica (court house), Forum (the main square), Municipal buildings (curia), the meat and fish market (Macellum), Thermal baths, Termopolium Capuano, House of Vettii or House of Menander, Bakery, plaster casts, Temples of Juppiter and Venere.


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This book was chosen to coincide with my visit to Pompeii. I finished reading it as the wheels touched down at Luton Airport. And what a great read it was. Harris lists, in three pages at the end of the book, all of his sources of research, including the classicist Mary Beard's nonfiction book, also called by: 1.

I recently read classicist Mary Beard's fascinating non-fiction book on Pompeii. This novel by Robert Harris is in many ways a nice complement to that, especially since it is narrated by a Roman engineer responsible for the aqueduct that supplied water to the coastal towns on the Bay of Naples, Pompeii among them/5.

This scary scene describes the eruption of Mount Vesuvius (veh-SOO-vee-uhs) almost 2, years ago. When this volcano blew its top, ash, rock, and deadly gases rained down on Pompeii. Most people escaped, but about 2, people were killed.

The city was soon covered by up to 20 feet of rock and ash. As the ash cooled, it hardened. It formed a. The book contains images of the ruins as it is today and an artist overlay of what Pompeii may have looked like- There is information on the history and people as /5(26).

— The New York Times Book Review All along the Mediterranean coast, the Roman empire’s richest citizens are relaxing in their luxurious villas, enjoying the last From Pompeii book of summer. The world’s largest navy lies peacefully at anchor in Misenum.

The tourists are spending their money in the seaside resorts of Baiae, Herculaneum, and : Random House Publishing Group. In Pompeii, however, as in the earlier books, Harris shows a great talent for the organisation of a story.

The novel has a subtle underlying structure moving from water to fire - it is the. "Escape from Pompeii" by Christina Balit is a story about the city of Pompeii and the day that Mount Vesuvius erupted.

It has good vocabulary and depicts what life was like in Pompeii. It would be a great book to read aloud to students who are interested in Pompeii or interested in other cultures or historical events/5. But Pompeii proves to be a corrupt and violent town, and Attilius soon discovers that there are powerful forces at work—both natural and man-made—threatening to destroy him.

With his trademark elegance and intelligence, Robert Harris, bestselling author of Archangel and Fatherland. Escape from Pompeii Book Summary: Explore history without the confines of time or distance. Isabel Soto is an archaeologist and world explorer with the skills to go wherever and whenever she needs to research history, solve a mystery, From Pompeii book rescue colleagues in trouble.

Buy a cheap copy of Pompeii book by Robert Harris. Ancient Rome is the setting for the superb new novel from Robert Harris, author of the number one bestsellers Fatherland, Enigma and else to enjoy Free shipping over $/5(5). “Pompeii” I enjoyed this book as it told me the story of how families struggled in Pompeii when Vesuvius erupted.

The book explained the events and times from the volcano erupting in AD79 to the excavations and treasures found by Giuseppe Fiorelli in I like the great maps and plans in the book.

There are several ways to visit Pompeii: on a pre-booked guided tour, to hire a Pomeii guide on the spot (the going rate is € and official Pompeii tour guides are identified by a badge and certified as guides by the Campania region), to rent a Pompeii audio guide (which is simply a recording of Pompeii’s Little Red Book that hawkers.

Pompeii (/ p ɒ m ˈ p eɪ (i)/, Latin: [pɔmˈpeːjjiː]) was an ancient city located in the modern comune of Pompei near Naples in the Campania region of i, along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area (e.g.

at Boscoreale, Stabiae), was buried under 4 to 6 m (13 From Pompeii book 20 ft) of volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD Location: Pompei, Province of Naples, Campania, Italy.

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Not suitable for children under 36 months because of small parts. Choking hazard. Discover the history of the bustling Roman city of Pompeii, the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, and the wealth of historical information. Pompeii (pŏmpā´, Ital. pōmpĕ´ē), ancient city of S Italy, a port near Naples and at the foot of Mt.

ly an old Oscan settlement, it was a Samnite city for centuries before it passed under Roman rule at the time of Lucius Cornelius Sulla (1st cent.

This book offers an in-depth look at life there before, during, and after the eruption. years. Pompeii By Peter Connolly This book is a comprehensive look at the ancient city of Pompeii that begins with scientific facts: How was it destroyed. How did Mount Vesuvius become an active volcano.

What happened during the eruption. The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection. Coates, Victoria C. Gardner, Lapatin, Kenneth, Seydl, Jon L. The Book Has Minor Wear At The Board Edges And Light Dust Soiling Of The Top Page Edges. The Unclipped Jacket Has Minor Wear And A Few Tiny Chips And Tears.

One Inch Tear At The Lower Front Edge. Seller Inventory #   Pompeii, along with the neighboring town of Herculaneum and a number of villas in the area, was abandoned for centuries. Rediscovering Pompeii. Reader's Guide 'It struck me that Rome might be a way to write about America' —Robert Harris Robert Harris had initially set out to write about a utopia gone wrong, set in the future and created by a giant American corporation, he even originally researched the Walt Disney 'empire'.

Located in the sunny paradise of southern Italy, Pompeii was sandwiched between lush vineyards and fertile plains to one side, and the bountiful waters of the Bay of Naples to the other.

When the ash from Mount Vesuvius began raining down on Pompeii in AD 79, people were engaged in typical day to day activities: producing, buying and selling. Pompeii Vacation Packages. Want to book a vacation to Pompeii. Whether you're off for a romantic vacation, family trip, or an all-inclusive holiday, Pompeii vacation packages on Tripadvisor make planning your trip simple and affordable.

Find the perfect vacation package for Pompeii on Tripadvisor by comparing Pompeii hotel and flight prices. The only direct way to get from Pompeii to the Amalfi Coast is by taxi or by hiring a driver.

This is much more convenient than making multiple transfers, but it will cost more money. For more information about getting to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, read: How to Travel from Rome to Sorrento, Capri & the Amalfi Coast.

About Booking Train Tickets. In Ancient Pompeii, amid the hustle and bustle of Via dell’Abbondanza there were many people at work in the many shops found there. Zosimus the potter peddled his wares, including jars for containing the renowned Pompeian garum, the version of which sold by Umbricius, who was located a little further on, was certainly among the best/5().

The easiest way to visit Pompeii from Rome is on a guided excursion. On this tour, booked through Kajubi, you'll travel by bus from Rome to Naples where you'll pass by the city's historic sites and travel through the valley below Mount Vesuvius where you'll see the volcano looming above.

Upon arrival in Pompeii, you'll have lunch and then visit the Pompeii excavations before being taken back. The sudden disaster that destroyed Pompeii also preserved a unique record of daily life at the height of the Roman Empire.

Artifacts on loan from the Naples National Archeological Museum in Italy take visitors through a unique Roman experience. Pompeii was a sort of boom town, there was a lot of new money and reconstruction." Ampliatus gave me the opportunity to write about the drive and dynamic that kept Roman society alive.

The Romans kept a regular injection of new blood but not to the extent that the society could destabilise. Free download or read online Pompeii pdf (ePUB) book.

The first edition of the novel was published in November 21stand was written by Robert Harris. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.

The main characters of this historical, historical fiction story are Attilius, Corelia/5. Pompeii (Book): Sonneborn, Liz: An ancient city unearthed In the s, Charles of Bourbon, king of the area around present-day Naples, Italy, learned that local peasants were finding marble and other ancient objects when they dug their wells.

He sent army colonel Rocque Joachin Alcubierre and later Karl Jacob Weber to explore the area. Working in darkness with only torches to light their. 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. The Pompeii tour with Kids Tours of Rome is a fantastic private tour to show firsthand what is perhaps the most famous history lesson of Italy that kids learn in school.

The volcanic eruption of AD 79 buried the ancient Roman cities Pompeii and Herculaneum. Nowadays, only about 2/3 of the total area of ancient Pompeii has been excavated and less than 1/3 of the excavated buildings are possible.

"Pompeii" is an excellent audio book. It's easy to listen to and the historical details--particularly regarding the aquaduct--are fascinating.

I was worried about the concept of turning a real person, Pliny the Elder, into a character, but it works. The love story is not all that plausible, but it does not detract from the intense primary story. Think Hamlet, Severus Snape or Sweeney Todd. Pompeii is that that tragic hero on the face of our planet.

Unceremoniously erased from existence in 79 CE, this city has now reemerged and is open to your imagination and scrutiny.

If you find yourself with a spare day in either Naples or Rome, visiting the Pompeii Ruins must make it to your : Lakshmi Menon. Classic Victorian tale of the last days of Pompeii, doomed city that lay at the feet of Mount Vesuvius. From poets to flower-girls, gladiators to Roman tribunes, here is a plausible story of their lives, their loves, and the tragic fate that awaited them.

The goal must be to strike a balance between tourism and preservation, says Mary Beard, a professor of classics at Cambridge University and the author of an award-winning book on : Paige Mcclanahan.

The description of Vesuvius's eruption is historically accurate and exciting. The characters are, for the most part, believable and complex-- all but some of the villains, who are a bit too bwah-haha evil for my tastes.

Altogether, Pompeii is a book I can recommend, to fans of mysteries and historically accurate historical fiction/5(). Guide Book: Pompeii and Herculaneum. In the shadow of Vesuvius. The Guide to Pompeii and Herculaneum by Vision – Past & Present contains the history of Pompeii, Herculaneum and their temples and monuments, told on a fascinating journey through the ruins.

A guide full of curiosity, images and historical information about Mount Vesuvius and its famous eruption, which in AD 79 destroyed. SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics.

This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of Pompeii by Robert Harris. In his historical novel, Pompeii (), Robert Harris incorporated many accurate historical. The New Treasures of Pompeii and $13, to publish 50 copies of a book on Fiori’s extraordinary accomplishments.

Pompeii now seems more secure than it has since Octo 79 A.D. Mary. Bulwer-Lytton's "The Last Days of Pompeii" has probably sold more copies than any other novel set in Pompeii. Bulwer Lytton did have some knowledge of archaeology, but modern archaeologists understand a lot more than the archaeologists of his time, and his book is full of misconceptions (such as people driving around the city streets using.

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 meant death for most of the Roman citizens living in Pompeii. But some people must have survived, and Christina Balit has used this as the starting-point for her story. It tells of Tranio, an actor's son, and his friend Livia, the baker's daughter, who witness the destruction of their beloved city.4/5(1).

I became convinced that chapter 18 of the New Testament book of Revelation is an eyewitness account, very much parallel to that of Pliny the Younger, of the August 79 CE destruction of Pompeii–but understood by the writer as signaling the fall of Babylon the Great–namely, the demise of the Roman Empire itself!

Most scholars agree that the.'The Pack of Pompeii' is a fantastic volcanoes story for KS2, to support teaching of a volcanoes or extreme earth topic or of the destruction of Pompeii.

The adventure story is told from the perspective of three dogs who live on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD, and follows the timeline of the famous eruption that buried the city of Pompeii over the course of a day.5/5(1). No one in the bustling city of Pompeii worries when the ground trembles beneath their feet.

The beast under the mountain Vesuvius, high above the city, wakes up angry sometimes -- .