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Pompeii: Public and Private Life
Title:Pompeii: Public and Private Life
Format Type:eBook PDF / e-Pub
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ISBN:0674689674
Number of Pages:253

The Best Bookstore Online Over 6 million PDF and 4.5 million eBooks to download now. Books by: Paul Zanker Pompeii s tragedy is our windfall an ancient city fully preserved its urban design and domestic styles speaking across the ages This richly illustrated book conducts us through the captured wonders of Pompeii evoking at every turn the life of the city as it was years ago br br When Vesuvius erupted in A D its lava preserved not only the Pompeii of that time but a palimpsest of the city s history visible traces of the different societies of Pompeii s past Paul Zanker a noted authority on Roman art and architecture disentangles these tantalizing traces to show us the urban images that marked Pompeii s development from country town to Roman imperial city Exploring Pompeii s public buildings its streets and gathering places we witness the impact of religious changes the renovation of theaters and expansion of athletic facilities and the influence of elite families on the city s appearance Through these stages Zanker adeptly conjures a sense of the political and social meanings in urban planning and public architecture br br The private houses of Pompeii prove equally eloquent their layout decor and architectural detail speaking volumes about the life taste and desires of their owners At home or in public at work or at ease these Pompeians and their world come alive in Zanker s masterly rendering A provocative and original reading of material culture his work is an incomparable introduction to urban life in antiquity

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