Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town
Mary Beard (Newnham 1973)
The ruins of Pompeii destroyed by Vesuvius in AD 79 offer the best evidence we have of life in the Roman empire. This book will rise to the challenge of making sense of its remains. What kind of town was it? (More like Calcutta, or the Costa del Sol?) What can it tell us about life then - from sex to politics, food to religion, slavery to literacy?
Publication date: 18 September 2008
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Added: 22 October 2009
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