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The Fires of Vesuvius

Pompeii Lost and Found

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$22.50 • £18.95 • €20.50

ISBN 9780674045866

Publication Date: 04/30/2010

Academic Trade

384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

23 color illustrations, 113 halftones

Belknap Press

North America only

Mary Beard has a Chair of Classics at Cambridge and is a Fellow of Newnham College. She is classics editor of The Times Literary Supplement and author of the blog A Don’s Life. She is also a winner of the 2008 Wolfson History Prize.

Awards & Accolades

  • A New York Times Notable Book of 2009
  • A San Francisco Chronicle Top 50 Nonfiction Book of 2008
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