Annotations for Pompeii


Baker & Taylor
Follows the changes that occur to a single house in Pompeii as it grows from a cluster of huts in 750 B.C. to a full city buried in a volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. and the gradual excavation of the ruins.

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Baker & Taylor
Recreates Roman life and the rise and fall of a great empire by tracing the history of a typical house in Pompeii as it thrives in this expanding new city until the eruption of Mount Vesuvius leads to its destruction.

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Houghton
This sumptuous, innovative recreation of Roman life traces the rise and fall
of a great empire. Superb illustrations retell the lost story of Pompeii--the
life of its people, its conflicts and disasters, and the changing fortunes of a
house at the center of it all. Beginning in the sixth century bce, a simple
hut becomes a farmhouse, and gradually the farmhouse is swallowed up
by the expanding new city of Pompeii. The house grows as the city and
its inhabitants prosper. But finally it also suffers the devastating effects of
the natural disaster that swallowed up the city--the eruption of Mount
Vesuvius. This is the story of the growth and destruction of a house, a city,
and an empire. Further, it is a tale of discovery and revelation that tracks
the extraordinary archaeological work involved in unearthing and
interpreting Pompeii's remains.

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McMillan Palgrave
This sumptuous, innovative recreation of Roman life traces the rise and fall of a great empire. Superb illustrations retell the lost story of Pompeii--the life of its people, its conflicts and disasters, and the changing fortunes of a house at the center of it all. Beginning in the sixth century bce, a simple hut becomes a farmhouse, and gradually the farmhouse is swallowed up by the expanding new city of Pompeii. The house grows as the city and its inhabitants prosper. But finally it also suffers the devastating effects of the natural disaster that swallowed up the city--the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. This is the story of the growth and destruction of a house, a city, and an empire. Further, it is a tale of discovery and revelation that tracks the extraordinary archaeological work involved in unearthing and
interpreting Pompeii's remains.

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