Pompeii: The Living City

Pompeii: The Living City



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Pompeii: The Living City by Ray Laurence, Alex L. Butterworth

As the clouds of ash blotted out the sun following the eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79, so the everyday world of ancient Pompeii has become obscured by the city's almost mythic status.

Drawing together the most recent archaeological and historical research, Pompeii: The Living City offers a vivid, and unprecedented, portrait of the city during the eventful twenty-five years leading up to the eruption that destroyed it. Focusing on key individuals from each stratum of Pompeian society, a compelling narrative emerges of the city's best and worst times, placing the reader right on the streets and in the houses, amongst the sights, smells, and sounds of the living city.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780297645603
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date: 01/01/2005
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

ALEX BUTTERWORTH and RAY LAURENCE are popular historians living in Britain.

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