Pompeii by Mary Beard

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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).

  • Product Code: CMC9781846684715
  • DESIGNER/ARTIST: Pompeii
  • AUTHOR: Mary Beard
  • NUMBER OF PAGES: 368 pages
  • FORMAT: Paperback
  • Size: 20cm x 13cm x 3cm
  • SUBTITLE: The Life of a Roman Town
  • Exhibition: Pompeii and Herculaneum
  • Illustrations: Colour illustrations
  • Subject: History, Geography & Culture

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).

  • Product Code: CMC9781846684715
  • DESIGNER/ARTIST: Pompeii
  • AUTHOR: Mary Beard
  • PAGES: 368 pages
  • FORMAT: Paperback