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1st Edition

The World of Pompeii

ISBN 9780415475778
Published July 14, 2008 by Routledge
704 Pages

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Book Description

This all embracing survey of Pompeii provides the most comprehensive survey of the region available. With contributions by well-known experts in the field, this book studies not only Pompeii, but also – for the first time – the buried surrounding cities of Campania. The World of Pompeii includes the latest understanding of the region, based on the up-to-date findings of recent archaeological work.

Accompanied by downloadable resources with the most detailed map of Pompeii so far, this book is instrumental in studying the city in the ancient world and is an excellent source book for students of this fascinating and tragic geographic region.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Beginnings 1. An Orientation to the Cities and Countryside  2. History and Historical Sources  3. Rediscovery and Resurrection  4. The Environmental and Geomorphological Context  5. Recent Work on Early Pompeii  6. The First Sanctuaries  7. Early Urban Development  8. Building Materials, Construction Methods, and Chronologies.  Appendix: A Note on Roman Concrete (Opus Caementicium) and Other Wall Construction  Part 2: The Community  9. Development of Pompeii’s Public Landscape in the Roman Period  10. Urban Planning, Roads, Streets and Neighborhood  11. The Walls and Gates  12. The Forum and its Dependencies  13. Urban, Suburban and Rural Religion in the Roman Period  14. Amphitheatre, Palaestra, and Entertainment Complexes  15. The City Baths  16. The Water System – Supply and Drainage  Part 3: Housing  17. Domestic Spaces and Activities  18. The Development of the Campanian House  19. Instrumentum Domesticum – A Case Study  20. Domestic Decoration. Paintings and the 'Four Styles'  21. Domestic Decoration. Mosaics and Stucco  22. Real and Painted (Imitation) Marble at Pompeii  23. Houses of Regions I and II  24. Regions V and IX. Early Anonymous Domestic Architecture  25. The Creation of the House of the Vestals (VI16–8)  26. Rooms with a View. Residences Built on Terraces (Regions VI–VIII)  27. Residences in Herculaneum  28. Villas Surrounding Pompeii and Herculaneum  Part 4: Society and Economy  29. Shops and Industries  30. Inns and Taverns  31. Gardens  32. The Loss of Innocence. Pompeian Economy and Society  33. Epigraphy and Society  34. Pompeian Women  35. The Lives of Slaves  36. Pompeian Men and Women in Portrait Sculpture  37. The Tombs at Pompeii  38. Victims of the Cataclysm  39. Early Published Sources for Pompeii

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John J. Dobbins is Professor of Classical Art & Archaeology at the University of Virginia, USA

Pedar Foss is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of DePauw, USA