Roman Pompeii: Space and Society

Roman Pompeii: Space and Society

by Ray Laurence
     
 

In this innovative book, now available in paperback, Dr. Ray Laurence looks at the archaeological and literary evidence relating to the city of Pompeii from the viewpoint of architect, geographer and social scientist. Pompeii is used as a focus for many major debates in

classical history and archaeology, such as whether or not cities were planned and how the

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Overview

In this innovative book, now available in paperback, Dr. Ray Laurence looks at the archaeological and literary evidence relating to the city of Pompeii from the viewpoint of architect, geographer and social scientist. Pompeii is used as a focus for many major debates in

classical history and archaeology, such as whether or not cities were planned and how the ancient economy worked. This study enhances our general understanding of the Roman world.

Pompeii is shown to have undergone considerable urban development, and Dr. Laurence emphasizes the relationship between the fabric of the city and the society that produced it. Local activities are located in both time and space and Pompeii's cultural identity is defined.

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'Unpedantic presentation of a vast store of factual information, all scrupulously referenced.' - JACT Review

'[This] second edition is bigger, and it is better... [it] will find a ready place amongst contemporary scholarship on Pompeii. It is up to date, engaging, well researched, and full of a wide range of imformation that is at once valuable and provocative.' - Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780203813294
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
232
File size:
6 MB

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