2007. First edition. A fine, brand new copy.
Pompeii is the best known and probably the most important archaeological site in the world. The drama of its destruction has been handed down to us by Roman writers, its paintings and mosaics have astonished visitors since their discovery in the 18th century, and its houses and public buildings to this day present a vivid picture of life, disaster and death in a Roman town. Yet, until now, there has been no up-to-date, authoritatative and comprehensive account for the general reader of its rise, fall and splendour. "The Complete Pompeii" fills that gap. With its lavish illustrations, numerous box features and reams of information, this book is the ultimate resource and inspirational guide to this magnificent ancient site, visited by millions each year.
Joanne Berry is a Lecturer in the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology at the University of Wales. She has edited two other books, Unpeeling Pompeii and, with R. Laurence, Cultural Identity in the Roman Empire.
Introduction; 1. Disaster in the Shadow of Vesuvius; 2. Rediscovering Pompeii's Buried Past; 3. Birth and Growth of a Roman Town; 4. The People of Pompeii; 5. Life in the Public Eye; 6. Houses and Society; 7. Gods, Temples and Cults; 8. Economic Life in a Roman Town; 9. The Last Years of Pompeii.