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Cities of Roman Italy: Pompeii, Herculaneum and Ostia

Guy de la Bédoyère
Format
Book
Published
London : Bristol Classical Press, 2010.
Language
English
Series
Classical World Series
ISBN
9781853997280, 1853997285
Summary
"The ruins of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Ostia have excited the imagination of scholars and tourists alike since early modern times. The removal of volcanic debris at Pompeii and Herculaneum, and the clearance of centuries of accumulated soil and vegetation from the ancient port city of Rome at Ostia, have provided us with the most important evidence for Roman urban life. Work goes on at all three sites to this day, and they continue to produce new surprises." "Pompeii is the subject of many accessible and useful books, but much less is available in English for the other two cities. This book is designed for students of classics and archaeology A-level or university courses who need a onestop introduction to all three sites. Its principal focus is status and identity in Roman cities, and how these were expressed through institutions, public buildings and facilities, private houses and funerary monuments, against a backdrop of the history of the cities, their rise, their destruction, preservation and excavation. The reader is also guided towards other reading material and Internet sites that now offer unprecedented online access to the cities."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents
  • Background to the cities: history and development
  • Government and social structure
  • Public institutions and identity
  • Private expressions of social identity
  • Status and prestige in death
  • Destruction, excavation and preservation.
Description
123 p. : ill., map, plans ; 22 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [115]-117) and index.
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