This marvellous book won the Wolfson History Prize and is a model of subtle but accessible writing about the past.
    Judith Rice, Guardian

    Classicist Mary Beard has had a great time rooting about that ghostly place and she has brought it quite splendidly back to life.
    Nicholas Bagnall, Sunday Telegraph

    This absorbing, inquisitive and affectionate account of Pompeii is a model of its kind.
    Ross Leckie, The Times

    Very readable and excellently researched - Beard's clear-sighted and accessible style makes this a compelling look into history.
    Alexander Larman, Observer

    If you want to know what really happened in the last days of the petrified city, Beard's meticulous reconstruction will fill you in, scraping away many of your preconceptions as it goes, while her evocative writing will transport you back.
    Guardian (Best Holiday Books)

    Pompeii by Mary Beard

    SKU: cmc9781846684715

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    About

    Winner of the Wolfson History Prize, this title offers an unparalleled glimpse into life in Pompeii. The front cover design is a tie-in to the BBC documentary 'Pompeii: Life and Death in a Roman Town', which was based on this book.

    Destroyed by Vesuvius in A.D. 79, the ruins of Pompeii offer the best evidence we have of what life was like during the reign of the Roman Empire. Here, acclaimed historian Mary Beard makes sense of the remains, painting an exhaustive portrait of an ancient town.

    The book 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.

    Author

    Mary Beard is a professor of classics at Newnham College, Cambridge, and the classics editor of the TLS. Her books include the acclaimed The Roman Triumph and The Parthenon (in the Wonders of the World series of which she is general editor).

    Specification

    Product code: cmc9781846684715
    Exhibition: Pompeii and Herculaneum
    World culture: Ancient Rome
    Title: Pompeii
    Subtitle: The Life of a Roman Town
    Author: Mary Beard
    ISBN: 9781846684715
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368 pages
    Size: 20cm x 13cm x 3cm
    llustrations: Colour illustrations
    Weight: 0.405kg
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