Pompeii

The Life of a Roman Town

Author: Mary Beard

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847650643

Category: History

Page: 368

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WINNER OF THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE 2008 'The world's most controversial classicist debunks our movie-style myths about the Roman town with meticulous scholarship and propulsive energy' Laura Silverman, Daily Mail The ruins of Pompeii, buried by an explosion of Vesuvius in 79 CE, offer the best evidence we have of everyday life in the Roman empire. This remarkable book rises to the challenge of making sense of those remains, as well as exploding many myths: the very date of the eruption, probably a few months later than usually thought; or the hygiene of the baths which must have been hotbeds of germs; or the legendary number of brothels, most likely only one; or the massive death count, maybe less than ten per cent of the population. An extraordinary and involving portrait of an ancient town, its life and its continuing re-discovery, by Britain's favourite classicist.

From Pompeii

Author: Ingrid D. Rowland

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 067441652X

Category: History

Page: 353

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The calamity that proved lethal for Pompeii inhabitants preserved the city for centuries, leaving behind a snapshot of Roman daily life that has captured the imagination of generations, including Renoir, Freud, Hirohito, Mozart, Dickens, Twain, Rossellini, and Ingrid Bergman. Interwoven is the thread of Ingrid Rowland's own impressions of Pompeii.

Pompeii revisited

the life and death of a Roman town

Author: Jean-Paul Descœudres,Penelope Mary Allison,Australian Museum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: 183

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Das Kolosseum

Author: Keith Hopkins,Mary Beard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150186114

Category:

Page: 251

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Geschichte des Kolosseums und seiner Nutzung bis in die heutige Zeit; mit einigen nützlichen Tipps zur Besichtigung.

Egypt, Greece, and Rome

Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean

Author: Charles Freeman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199651922

Category: Art

Page: 759

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Covering more than four thousand years of ancient history, from the early Egyptians to the dawn of Byzantium, an illustrated introduction to the Mediterranean's three major civilizations examines their links and traces their influence up to the present day. UP.

Cities of Vesuvius

Pompeii and Herculaneum

Author: Pamela Bradley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107638119

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 246

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Cities of Vesuvius: Pompeii and Herculaneum has been written especially for the core topic of the new NSW HSC Ancient History syllabus.

Impressions of Southern Italy

British Travel Writing from Henry Swinburne to Norman Douglas

Author: Sharon Ouditt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134705069

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

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Naples was conventionally the southernmost stop of the Grand Tour beyond which, it was assumed, lay violent disorder: earthquakes, malaria, bandits, inhospitable inns, few roads and appalling food. On the other hand, Southern Italy lay at the heart of Magna Graecia, whose legends were hard-wired into the cultural imaginations of the educated. This book studies the British travellers who visited Italy's Southern territories. Spanning the late eighteenth century to the mid-twentieth century, the author considers what these travellers discovered, not in the form of a survey, but as a series of unfolding impressions disclosing multiple Southern Italies. Of the numerous travellers analysed within this volume, the central figures are Henry Swinburne, Craufurd Tait Ramage and Norman Douglas, whose Old Calabria (1915) remains in print. Their appeal is that they take the region seriously: Southern Italy wasn't simply a testing ground for their superior sensibilities, it was a vibrant curiosity, unknown but within reach. Was the South simply behind on the road to European integration; or was it beyond a fault line, representing a viable alternative to Northern neuroses? The travelogues analysed in this book address a wide variety of themes which continue to shape discussions about European identity today.

Resurrecting Pompeii

Author: Estelle Lazer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134507194

Category: History

Page: 408

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Resurrecting Pompeii provides an in-depth study of a unique site from antiquity with information about a population who all died from the same known cause within a short period of time. Pompeii has been continuously excavated and studied since 1748. Early scholars working in Pompeii and other sites associated with the AD 79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius were seduced by the wealth of artefacts and wall paintings yielded by the site. This meant that the less visually attractive evidence, such as human skeletal remains, were largely ignored. Recognizing the important contribution of the human skeletal evidence to the archaeology of Pompeii, Resurrecting Pompeii remedies that misdemeanour, and provides students of archaeology and history with an essential resource in the study of this fascinating historical event.

Die kürzeste Geschichte Europas

Author: John Hirst

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455850235

Category: History

Page: 208

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Über zweitausend Jahre Kulturgeschichte im Überblick - prägnant, anschaulich, humorvoll. John Hirst, Australiens bedeutendster Historiker, nimmt das Fernglas zur Hand und Europa ins Visier. Fakten und Ereignisse bringt er in einen fassbaren Zusammenhang und bietet einen einzigartigen Überblick über die europäische Kulturgeschichte. Mit Humor erzählt er vom Ende des römischen Schmierentheaters durch die Germanen, die unbeabsichtigt das Weströmische Reich übernehmen oder wie 1066 die Normannen England erobern und ihnen damit bis heute als Letzte ein Einfall in das Inselland gelingt. Spannende, überraschende und witzige Einblicke in die Entwicklung der europäischen Kultur - mit garantiertem Aha-Effekt.

Urban Bodies

Communal Health in Late Medieval English Towns and Cities

Author: Carole Rawcliffe

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1843838362

Category: History

Page: 431

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"Carole Rawcliffe continues with her mission to clean up the Middle Ages. In earlier work she has already given us scholarly yet sympathetic portrayals of English medicine, hospitals, and welfare for lepers. Now she widens her scope to public health. Her argument is clear, simple and convincing. Through the efforts of crown and civic authorities, mercantile �lites and "popular" interests, English towns and cities aspired to a far healthier, less polluted environment than previously supposed. All major sources of possible infection were regulated, from sounds and smells to corrupt matter - and to immorality. Once again Professor Rawcliffe has overturned a well-established orthodoxy in the history of pre-modern health and healing. Her book is a magnificent achievement." Peregrine Horden, Royal Holloway University of London. This first full-length study of public health in pre-Reformation England challenges a number of entrenched assumptions about the insanitary nature of urban life during "the golden age of bacteria". Adopting an interdisciplinary approach that draws on material remains as well as archives, it examines the medical, cultural and religious contexts in which ideas about the welfare of the communal body developed. Far from demonstrating indifference, ignorance or mute acceptance in the face of repeated onslaughts of epidemic disease, the rulers and residents of English towns devised sophisticated and coherent strategies for the creation of a more salubrious environment; among the plethora of initiatives whose origins often predated the Black Death can also be found measures for the improvement of the water supply, for better food standards and for the care of the sick, both rich and poor. Carole Rawcliffe is Professor of Medieval History, University of East Anglia.

Daily Life in the Roman City

Rome, Pompeii and Ostia

Author: Gregory S. Aldrete

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313331749

Category: History

Page: 278

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Discusses daily life in ancient Rome, examining such topics as housing, clothing, food, childbearing, the economy, leisure times, and religion.

Pompeii and Herculaneum

A Sourcebook

Author: Alison E. Cooley,M. G. L. Cooley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134624492

Category: History

Page: 352

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The original edition of Pompeii: A Sourcebook was a crucial resource for students of the site. Now updated to include material from Herculaneum, the neighbouring town also buried in the eruption of Vesuvius, Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook allows readers to form a richer and more diverse picture of urban life on the Bay of Naples. Focusing upon inscriptions and ancient texts, it translates and sets into context a representative sample of the huge range of source material uncovered in these towns. From the labels on wine jars to scribbled insults, and from advertisements for gladiatorial contests to love poetry, the individual chapters explore the early history of Pompeii and Herculaneum, their destruction, leisure pursuits, politics, commerce, religion, the family and society. Information about Pompeii and Herculaneum from authors based in Rome is included, but the great majority of sources come from the cities themselves, written by their ordinary inhabitants – men and women, citizens and slaves. Encorporating the latest research and finds from the two cities and enhanced with more photographs, maps, and plans, Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook offers an invaluable resource for anyone studying or visiting the sites.

The Roman Empire

Author: Philip Matyszak

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780744250

Category: History

Page: 224

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No other political entity has shaped the modern world like the Roman Empire. Encompassing close to 60 million people and 3 million square kilometers of land, it represented an incredibly diverse and dynamic collection of nations, states, and tribes, all bound to Rome and the ideal of the Roman identity. In the lively and engaging style that he’s known for, Philip Matyszak traces the history of the Roman Empire from the fall of the Assyrians and the rise of the Roman republic through the ages of expansion, crisis, and eventual split. Breathing life into these extraordinary events, Matyszak explains how the vast empire operated: conquering, occupying, and naturalizing its subject peoples as citizens of Rome. He shows how this great empire developed a method of rule so sophisticated that loyalty to Rome remained strong even after its collapse, creating a legacy in politics, society, economics, and culture that lives on even today.

Livia, Empress of Rome

A Biography

Author: Matthew Dennison

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429989190

Category: History

Page: 336

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Rome is a subject of endless fascination, and in this new biography of the infamous Empress Livia, Matthew Dennison brings to life a woman long believed to be one of the most feared villainesses of history. Second wife of the emperor Augustus, mother of his successor Tiberius, grandmother of Claudius and great grandmother of Caligula, the empress Livia lived close to the center of Roman political power for eight turbulent decades. Her life spanned the years of Rome's transformation from Republic to Empire, and witnessed both its triumphs under the rule of Augustus and its lapse into instability under his dysfunctional successor. Livia was given the honorific title Augusta in her husband's will, and was posthumously deified by the emperor Claudius—but posterity would prove less respectful. The Roman historian Tacitus anathematized her as "malevolent" and a "feminine bully" and inspired Robert Graves's celebrated twentieth-century depiction of Livia in I, Claudius as the quintessence of the scheming matriarch, poisoning her relatives one by one to smooth her son's path to the imperial throne. Livia, Empress of Rome rescues the historical Livia from the crude caricature of popular myth to paint an elegant and richly textured portrait. In this rigorously researched biography, Dennison weighs the evidence found in contemporary sources to present a more nuanced assessment. Livia's true "crime," he reveals, was not murder but the exercise of power. The Livia who emerges here is a complex, courageous and gifted woman, and one of the most fascinating and perplexing figures of the ancient world.

Rubikon

The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic

Author: Tom Holland

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608108181

Category: History

Page: 463

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Aufstieg und Untergang der Römischen Republik: Mit stilistischer Brillanz und historischem Scharfsinn erzählt Tom Holland die römische Geschichte von ihren etruskischen Anfängen bis zur Ermordung Caesars. »Erzählte Geschichte vom Feinsten. Ein Buch, das mich wirklich gefesselt hat.« Ian McEwan »Eine atemberaubende und glänzend geschriebene Gesamtschau der Machtkämpfe im Rom von Caesar und Cicero.« Uwe Walter »Eine packende, spannende und ungemein unterhaltsame Darstellung der römischen Republik.« Books of the Year, Sunday Times »Tom Holland erzählt den Untergang der römischen Republik neu: ein geistreiches Werk. Hochaktuell.« Independent on Sunday

Risk

Author: Layla Skinns,Michael Scott,Tony Cox

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139499807

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

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Recent events from the economic downturn to climate change mean that there has never been a better time to be thinking about and trying to better understand the concept of risk. In this book, prominent and eminent speakers from fields as diverse as statistics to classics, neuroscience to criminology, politics to astronomy, as well as speakers embedded in the media and in government, have put their ideas down on paper in a series of essays that broaden our understanding of the meaning of risk. The essays come from the prestigious Darwin College Lecture Series which, after twenty-five years, is one of the most popular public lecture series at the University of Cambridge. The risk lectures in 2010 were amongst the most popular yet and, in essay form, they make for a lively and engaging read for specialists and non-specialists alike.

Venetia und der Wüstling

Author: Georgette Heyer

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732531783

Category: Fiction

Page: 482

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Yorkshire, 1818: Venetia Lanyon war noch nie verliebt. Und mit fünfundzwanzig glaubt sie nicht mehr daran, einen Mann zu treffen, der ihr Herz erobert. Doch dann begegnet sie Lord Damerel - auch "der Verruchte Baron" genannt -, über den in der Grafschaft die schlimmsten Gerüchte kursieren. Venetia ist fasziniert von dem charmanten Lebemann, der ihren Humor zu schätzen weiß und mit dem sie wundervolle Gespräche führen kann. Bald schon verbindet das ungleiche Paar eine tiefe Freundschaft. Doch die feine Gesellschaft ist empört, und alle Nachbarn und Verwandten versuchen, das unschuldige Mädchen aus den Klauen des Wüstlings zu befreien. Auch Damerel möchte Venetias Ruf nicht ruinieren und wendet sich von ihr ab. Aber so einfach lässt Venetia sich nicht abweisen und ersinnt eine List, um den Lord zum gemeinsamen Glück zu zwingen ... "Venetia und der Wüstling" ist einer der humorvollsten Regency Romane von Georgette Heyer, der seine Leser mit fein geschliffenem Wortwitz und entzückend verschrobenen Charakteren in seinen Bann zieht. Jetzt als eBook bei beHEARTBEAT.

Pompeji

Das Leben in einer römischen Stadt

Author: Mary Beard

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104904707

Category: History

Page: 480

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Im Jahr 79 n. Chr. regnete glühende Asche auf Pompeji nieder. Lava überflutete Menschen, Tiere und Gebäude – und konservierte sie für die Ewigkeit. Jahrhunderte später ist Pompeji eine der wichtigsten Fundstätten der Archäologie. Die weltweit bekannte Historikerin Mary Beard nimmt uns mit auf einen faszinierenden Spaziergang durch die Geschichte Pompejis. Sie schildert, wie die Menschen dort gelebt und geliebt haben, beschreibt Häuser, Kneipen und Gärten, Kunstwerke und Dinge des Alltags. Zugleich entlarvt sie die Irrtümer, die Forschern immer wieder unterliefen, und zeigt, wie es wirklich war. Mit jedem faszinierenden Rätsel, das sie dabei präsentiert, wächst die Sehnsucht, diesen Ort mit eigenen Augen zu sehen. »Pompeji« wurde 2008 mit dem renommierten Wolfson History Prize ausgezeichnet. »Dieses fantastische Buch ... ist ein Vorbild für ebenso scharfsinniges wie spannendes Erzählen über die Vergangenheit.« The Guardian

Die klassische Welt

eine Weltgeschichte von Homer bis Hadrian

Author: Robin Lane Fox

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608944672

Category: Civilization, Classical

Page: 730

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Ein großartiges Panorama antiker Geschichte, so fulminant erzählt wie ein historischer Roman.Auf den Spuren des antikenbegeisterten römischen Kaisers Hadrian, der um 120 n. Chr. begann, sein gesamtes Imperium von Schottland bis Ägypten zu bereisen, lässt Robin Lane Fox die Antike lebendig werden,von den homerischen Epen über die Erfindung der Demokratie und den stürmischen Aufstieg des Alexanderreichs bis zur römischen Kaiserzeit und den Anfängen des Christentums. Die Fülle der historischen Ereignisse von 1000 Jahren ordnet der Autor entlang dreier Leitthemen: Freiheit, Gerechtigkeit und Luxus - Themen, die schon in der Antike und bis zum heutigen Tag die Auseinandersetzung mit der Gesellschaft bestimmen. Anschaulich und lebensvoll schildert Lane Fox,wie sich zunächst die griechische und auf ihren Schultern die römische Klassik entwickelt hat und wie antike Geschmacks- und Wertmaßstäbe uns bis heute prägen.