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Cities of Vesuvius: Pompeii and Herculaneum
     

Cities of Vesuvius: Pompeii and Herculaneum

by Michael Grant, Werner Forman
 
"At a tavern in the Via di Nola, gladiators abandoned their...drinks and fled for their lives..." The eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 quickly and completely buried all the materials of the inhabitants' daily lives under a sea of ash—ironically, preserving them intact for us to see today. Here is a picture of life in a Roman provincial town, from the graffiti on the

Overview

"At a tavern in the Via di Nola, gladiators abandoned their...drinks and fled for their lives..." The eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 quickly and completely buried all the materials of the inhabitants' daily lives under a sea of ash—ironically, preserving them intact for us to see today. Here is a picture of life in a Roman provincial town, from the graffiti on the walls to the fruit in the market stalls, from the arts to the trade, from the temples to the brothels...all frozen in death for 1,900 years. 6 1/4 X 9 1/4.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140043945
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/27/1978
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Accustomed to a travel-oriented lifestyle due to his military upbringing, Michael Grant picked writing as a career because it wouldn’t tie him to one place. He is the co-author of the bestselling middle-grade science fiction series Animorphs and Everworld. Grant is also the solo author of the enormously successful Gone series for young adults.

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