Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

by Paul Denis, Kate Cooper

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Overview

The discovery of Pompeii is one of the greatest archaeological finds of our time. The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 not only destroyed the entire city, but in doing so, it preserved the city, to be discovered centuries later. This book takes a look at everyday life in Pompeii. From ordinary household items to extraordinary pieces of art, the exhibition souvenir guide highlights the culture of the people of Pompeii, real people, not unlike us. From stunning sculptures rooted in Roman mythology, gladiator armour that tells the tales of bloody combat, to a mosaic dog that would have guarded the entrance to a household, the book highlights some of the exceptional pieces recovered from Pompeii.

From viewing a society in its prime, we're taken to the moment disaster struck: we see food that was about to be eaten—bread, figs, and olives well past their best-before date. The disaster becomes all the more real when we encounter the heartbreaking casts of the people unable to escape—men, women, children, and even a pet dog.

Pompeii and its fate are explored through six distinct sections that examine the chronology of the disaster, from bustling city life to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, including its devastating toll and aftermath.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780888545114
Publisher: Royal Ontario Museum Press
Publication date: 06/15/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 12 MB
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About the Author

Paul Denis is Assistant Curator of the Greek and Roman collections at the Royal Ontario Museum. In addition to his research on Pompeii, Paul also focuses on the associated research and preparation of objects for permanent galleries and temporary exhibitions; the acquisition of artifacts for the collections; and fundraising for galleries, exhibitions, and acquisitions. Kate Cooper is holds a PhD from the University of London (UK) and is a former Rebanks Research Fellow in Classical Archaeology at the Royal Ontario Museum. Her research focuses on the ancient use and appreciation of figure-decorated archaic Corinthian pottery. In addition to working with Paul Denis on the Greek and Roman collection, Kate also teaches at the University of Toronto.

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