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The World of Pompeii

1st Edition

Edited by Pedar Foss, John J. Dobbins


662 pages

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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 a CD 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

About the Editors

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Ancient / General
HISTORY / Ancient / Rome
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology