Secrets of Pompeii: Everyday Life in Ancient Rome (Hardback)
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Short Description for Secrets of Pompeii The remains of the ancient city of Pompei have provided archaeologists with evidence into the daily life of a city at the height of the Roman Empire. This title takes a look at how ancient Romans interacted in their public squares, how they worshipped and spent their leisure time - at the theatre, in the gyms, and in the baths and brothels.
- Published: 27 August 2009
- Format: Hardback 200 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780892369416 ISBN 10: 0892369418
- Sales rank: 716,277
Full description for Secrets of Pompeii
This title presents a lavishly illustrated and fascinating exploration of the art, architecture, and archaeology of one of the world's best preserved Roman cities. The remains of the ancient city of Pompeii, frozen in time following the tragic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, have provided archaeologists and historians with invaluable evidence into the daily life of a city at the height of the Roman Empire. "Secrets of Pompeii" is a superbly illustrated volume that takes a fascinating look at how ancient Romans interacted in their public squares and marketplaces, how they worshipped, decorated their homes, and spent their leisure time - at the theatre, in the gyms, and in the baths and brothels. Featuring full-colour photographs of architectural remains and exquisite details from a range of ancient artworks, including wall paintings, sculpture, mosaics, and carved reliefs, this book offers an unparalleled glimpse into a lost world.