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The first part of this book describes briefly the destruction and excavation of Pompeii. The main part of the book examines one small area of Pompeii and reconstructs its houses and shops, relating them to the people who lived there.

Describes the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii in 79 A.D. and the rediscovery and subsequent excavation of this buried city.

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Overview

The first part of this book describes briefly the destruction and excavation of Pompeii. The main part of the book examines one small area of Pompeii and reconstructs its houses and shops, relating them to the people who lived there.

Describes the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii in 79 A.D. and the rediscovery and subsequent excavation of this buried city.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Mr. Connolly's expertise, enthusiasm, and excitement for the era are a pleasure to experience. His comments and annotations on the maps and photographs interspersed among chapters reflect a familiarity with and considerable knowledge of relevant artifacts, reconstructions, and excavations.
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"Full-color photographs and illustrations and detailed sketches grace every page.... Particularly striking are the full-page cutaways of buildings.... This is as complete and thorough a documentation of the story of Pompeii as any that can be currently found in children's collections."--School Library Journal

"The range and wealth of information here offer an insight into the potential of scholarship that is rare in books for young people."--Kirkus Reviews

"The carefully researched text is effectively extended by the many maps, drawings, and photographs in this book. Like the other books in Oxford's Rebuilding the Past series, Pompeii is an excellent resource."--The Reading Teacher

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199171583
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/6/1994
  • Series: Roman World Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 232,139
  • Age range: 9 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 8.69 (h) x 0.21 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Author:
Peter Connolly has written and illustrated many books for children about the Ancient World, including the award-winning Legend of Odysseus. He is an honorary research fellow of the Institute of Archaeology in London.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
The disaster
Vesuvius
Discovery and excavation
Aerial view of the excavations
The town and its history
The forum
The streets and water supply
People and accommodation
Inside the insula
Houses
Construction and decoration
The entrance
The reception rooms 1: the atrium
The reception rooms 2: the tablinum
The kitchen and toilet
The dining room
Dinner parties
The bedrooms
Furniture, lighting and heating
The garden
Private baths
The street
The commercial life of Pompeii
The shops
Bars and taverns
The bakers
The fullers and launderers
The public baths 1
The public baths 2
The public baths 3
The theatre
The amphitheatre
In the arena
Maps
Glossary
Index

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