Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town

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Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town

Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town

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The world's most controversial classicist debunks our movie-style myths about the Roman town with meticulous scholarship and propulsive energy . A deranged Ampliatus refuses to evacuate, first holds his family and then Attilius captive and believes that he will become even richer and more powerful by rebuilding the city once more after it is destroyed. It helped that one of those cities was near my home – Cahokia, in Illinois, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that I have visited.

We ask experts to recommend the five best books in their subject and explain their selection in an interview. Since our earliest beginnings, every documented society has gathered to perform elaborate rites and ceremonies - from mass worship to body modification - yet ritual poses a deep paradox: why do we give the utmost importance to otherwise pointless activities? Each photograph has been captioned by the author, and two redrawn maps as endpapers show the site of Pompeii and its surroundings. We have your Babylons and your Pompeiis, your Caesars and your chromium-plated (vital-ingredient impregnated) artifacts.Does the book contain anything that teachers would wish to know about before recommending in class (strong language, sensitive topics etc.

Pompeii was a lively resort flourishing in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius at the height of the Roman Empire.Beard opens by challenging the notion that Pompeii was simply a normal city simply 'frozen in time'.



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