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The Fires of Vesuvius

Pompeii Lost and Found

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PAPERBACK

$22.00 • £17.95 • €20.00

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

  • Plan of Pompeii
  • Introduction
  • 1. Living in an Old City
  • 2. Street Life
  • 3. House and Home
  • 4. Painting and Decorating
  • 5. Earning a Living: Baker, Banker and Garum Maker
  • 6. Who Ran the City?
  • 7. The Pleasures of the Body: Food, Wine, Sex and Baths
  • 8. Fun and Games
  • 9. A City Full of Gods
  • Epilogue
  • Making a Visit
  • Further Reading
  • Acknowledgements
  • List of Figures
  • List of Illustrations
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • A New York Times Notable Book of 2009
  • 2008 Wolfson History Prize, Wolfson Foundation
  • A San Francisco Chronicle Top 50 Nonfiction Book of 2008
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