Herculaneum Italy's Buried Treasure

ISBN-10: 0892361646

ISBN-13: 9780892361649

Edition: Revised 

Authors: Joseph J. Deiss

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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

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
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