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Title: POMPEII
THE LIFE OF A ROMAN TOWN
By: Mary Beard
Format: Paperback

List price: £10.99
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ISBN 10: 1861975961
ISBN 13: 9781861975966
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Publisher: PROFILE BOOKS LTD
Pub. date: 1 July, 2009
Edition: Main
Pages: 416
Translated from: English
Description: Contains chapters that include Street Life, Earning a Living: Baker, Banker and Garum Maker (who ran the city), and The Pleasure of the Body: Food, Wine, Sex and Baths. This book offers an insight into the workings of a Roman town.
Synopsis: WINNER OF THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE 2008'The world's most controversial classicist debunks our movie-style myths about the Roman town with meticulous scholarship and propulsive energy' Laura Silverman, Daily MailThe ruins of Pompeii, buried by an explosion of Vesuvius in 79 CE, offer the best evidence we have of everyday life in the Roman empire. This remarkable book rises to the challenge of making sense of those remains, as well as exploding many myths: the very date of the eruption, probably a few months later than usually thought; or the hygiene of the baths which must have been hotbeds of germs; or the legendary number of brothels, most likely only one; or the massive death count, maybe less than ten per cent of the population.An extraordinary and involving portrait of an ancient town, its life and its continuing re-discovery, by Britain's favourite classicist.
Publication: UK
Imprint: Profile Books Ltd
Returns: Returnable
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