Herculaneum Italy's Buried Treasure

ISBN-10: 0892361646
ISBN-13: 9780892361649
Edition: Revised 
Authors: Joseph J. Deiss
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Description: A vivid portrayal of life in Pompeii's sister city, this book includes a detailed description of the ancient Villa dei Papiri, on which the present Getty Museum in Malibu is modeled.

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/21/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 238
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

A vivid portrayal of life in Pompeii's sister city, this book includes a detailed description of the ancient Villa dei Papiri, on which the present Getty Museum in Malibu is modeled.

Preface to the Revised Edition
Foreword to the Revised Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Chronology: Period of Herculaneum
Life of a Roman Town
Origins and Legends
Death of a Roman Town
The Long Sleep, and Resurrection
Treasure Revealed--The Great Dig
House of the Rich Patricians
Roman Luxury--The Villa of the Papyri
Houses of the "Poor" Patricians
Story of a Roman Lawsuit
Houses of the Middle Class
The Plebs--Houses and Shops
The Baths--Everybody's Club
Sports--The Palaestra
The Basilica--A Roman Courthouse
Curtain Time--The Theater
Main Street and the Forum Area
The Dead Reveal Their Lives
Antiquity's Treasure Troves
A Note of Thanks
Bibliography
Index

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