The Fires of VesuviusThe Fires of Vesuvius

Although Pompeii still does not give up its secrets quite as easily as it may seem, Mary Beard makes sense of the remains.

Author: Mary Beard

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674045866


Page: 360

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Although Pompeii still does not give up its secrets quite as easily as it may seem, Mary Beard makes sense of the remains. From sex to politics, food to religion, slavery to literacy, she offers us the big picture of the inhabitants of the lost city.

What Was Pompeii What Was Pompeii

Amery, Colin, and Brian Curran Jr. The Lost World of Pompeii. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2002. Beard, Mary. The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2008.

Author: Jim O'Connor

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698167773


Page: 112

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The morning of August 24, AD 79, seemed like any other in the Roman city of Pompeii. So no one was prepared when the nearby volcano Mount Vesuvius suddenly erupted, spouting ash that buried the city and its inhabitants. The disaster left thousands dead, and Pompeii was no more than a memory for almost 1,700 years. In 1748, explorers rediscovered the port city with intact buildings and beautiful mosaics. This easy-to-read account is gripping and includes photos of the ruins.

The Prehistory of HomeThe Prehistory of Home

Home Fires 1. An extensive body of archaeological literature regarding Pompeii and Herculaneum is introduced to the general reader in Mary Beard's The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, ...

Author: Jerry D. Moore

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520272217


Page: 269

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""The Prehistory of Home" addresses a topic of widely shared interest, and provides easy-to-understand evidence and well-argued interpretations. Jerry Moore is deft with words, phrasing, and building arguments, shifting effortlessly between antiquity and today while keeping the themes of home and prehistory clear. Alongside the rigorous archaeological and scientific research, Moore's wit and personality shine throughout."--Wendy Ashmore, coauthor of "Household and Community in the Mesoamerican Past"

In Stone and StoryIn Stone and Story

More specific studies pertaining to issues mentioned in the chapters of this book are found in the ... as The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found [Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2010]); Roger Ling, Pompeii: History, ...

Author: Bruce W. Longenecker

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781493422340


Page: 304

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This beautifully designed, full-color textbook introduces the Roman background of the New Testament by immersing students in the life and culture of the thriving first-century towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, which act as showpieces of the world into which the early Christian movement was spreading. Bruce Longenecker, a leading scholar of the ancient world of the New Testament, discusses first-century artifacts in relation to the life stories of people from the Roman world. The book includes discussion questions, maps, and 175 color photographs. Additional resources are available through Textbook eSources.

Romans DisarmedRomans Disarmed

Virgil's account of Aeneas's escape from Troy is found in The Aeneid, book 1. ... was still the subject of inscription and artwork; see Mary Beard, The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found (Cambridge, MA: Belknap, 2008), 51–52, 59.

Author: Sylvia C. Keesmaat

Publisher: Brazos Press

ISBN: 9781493418367


Page: 416

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Globalization. Homelessness. Ecological and economic crisis. Conflicts over sexuality. Violence. These crisis-level issues may seem unique to our times, but Paul's Letter to the Romans has something to say to all of them. Following their successful Colossians Remixed, Sylvia Keesmaat and Brian Walsh unpack the meaning of Romans for its original context and for today. The authors demonstrate how Romans disarms the political, economic, and cultural power of the Roman Empire and how this ancient letter offers hope in today's crisis-laden world. Romans Disarmed helps readers enter the world of ancient Rome and see how Paul's most radical letter transforms the lives of the marginalized then and now. Intentionally avoiding abstract debates about Paul's theology, Keesmaat and Walsh move back and forth between the present and the past as they explore themes of home, economic justice, creation care, the violence of the state, sexuality, and Indigenous reconciliation. They show how Romans engages with the lived reality of those who suffer from injustice, both in the first century and in the midst of our own imperial realities.

A Companion to the Flavian Age of Imperial RomeA Companion to the Flavian Age of Imperial Rome

The Fires of Vesuvius. Pompeii Lost and Found. Cambridge, Ma: harvard University press. Berry, Joanne. 2007. The Complete Pompeii. London: thames and hudson. Blanshard, alastair J. L. 2010. Sex: Vice and Love from Antiquity to Modernity ...

Author: Andrew Zissos

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444336009


Page: 624

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A Companion to the Flavian Age of Imperial Rome provides a systematic and comprehensive examination of the political, economic, social, and cultural nuances of the Flavian Age (69–96 CE). Includes contributions from over two dozen Classical Studies scholars organized into six thematic sections Illustrates how economic, social, and cultural forces interacted to create a variety of social worlds within a composite Roman empire Concludes with a series of appendices that provide detailed chronological and demographic information and an extensive glossary of terms Examines the Flavian Age more broadly and inclusively than ever before incorporating coverage of often neglected groups, such as women and non-Romans within the Empire

The Story of the Earth in 25 RocksThe Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks

Beard, Mary. The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University, 2010. Cooley, Alison E., and M. G. L. Cooley. Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook. New York: Routledge, 2013.

Author: Donald R. Prothero

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231544276


Page: 354

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Every rock is a tangible trace of the earth’s past. The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks tells the fascinating stories behind the discoveries that shook the foundations of geology. In twenty-five chapters—each about a particular rock, outcrop, or geologic phenomenon—Donald R. Prothero recounts the scientific detective work that shaped our understanding of geology, from the unearthing of exemplary specimens to tectonic shifts in how we view the inner workings of our planet. Prothero follows in the footsteps of the scientists who asked—and answered—geology’s biggest questions: How do we know how old the earth is? What happened to the supercontinent Pangea? How did ocean rocks end up at the top of Mount Everest? What can we learn about our planet from meteorites and moon rocks? He answers these questions through expertly chosen case studies, such as Pliny the Younger’s firsthand account of the eruption of Vesuvius; the granite outcrops that led a Scottish scientist to theorize that the landscapes he witnessed were far older than Noah’s Flood; the salt and gypsum deposits under the Mediterranean Sea that indicate that it was once a desert; and how trying to date the age of meteorites revealed the dangers of lead poisoning. Each of these breakthroughs filled in a piece of the greater puzzle that is the earth, with scientific discoveries dovetailing with each other to offer an increasingly coherent image of the geologic past. Summarizing a wealth of information in an entertaining, approachable style, The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks is essential reading for the armchair geologist, the rock hound, and all who are curious about the earth beneath their feet.

The Lost MillenniumThe Lost Millennium

The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass. Bergman, Werner. 1991. ''Easter and the Calendar: The Mathematics of Determining a Formula for the Easter Festival to Medieval Computing,'' ...

Author: Florin Diacu

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421402871


Page: 237

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Join the author as he pushes further and further in search of the truth.

The Last Days of PompeiiThe Last Days of Pompeii

For some recent accounts, see Alison E. Cooley, Pompeii (London, 2003); Mattusch 2005; Daehner 2007; Judith Harris, Pompeii Awakened: A Story of Rediscovery (Lon— don, 2007); Mary Beard, The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found ...

Author: Victoria C. Gardner Coates

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9781606061152


Page: 264

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Destroyed yet paradoxically preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, Pompeii and other nearby sites are usually considered places where we can most directly experience the daily lives of ancient Romans. Rather than present these sites as windows to the past, however, the authors of The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection explore Pompeii as a modern obsession, in which the Vesuvian sites function as mirrors of the present. Through cultural appropriation and projection, outstanding visual and literary artists of the last three centuries have made the ancient catastrophe their own, expressing contemporary concerns in diverse media--from paintings, prints, and sculpture, to theatrical performances, photography, and film. This lavishly illustrated volume--featuring the works of artists such as Piranesi, Fragonard, Kaufmann, Ingres, Chass�riau, and Alma-Tadema, as well as Duchamp, Dal�, Rothko, Rauschenberg, and Warhol--surveys the legacy of Pompeii in the modern imagination under the three overarching rubrics of decadence, apocalypse, and resurrection. Decadence investigates the perception of Pompeii as a site of impending and well-deserved doom due to the excesses of the ancient Romans, such as paganism, licentiousness, greed, gluttony, and violence. The catastrophic demise of the Vesuvian sites has become inexorably linked with the understanding of antiquity, turning Pompeii into a fundamental allegory for Apocalypse, to which all subsequent disasters (natural or man-made) are related, from the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 to Hiroshima, Nagasaki, 9/11, and Hurricane Katrina. Resurrection examines how Pompeii and the Vesuvian cities have been reincarnated in modern guise through both scientific archaeology and fantasy, as each successive cultural reality superimposed its values and ideas on the distant past. An exhibition of the same name will be on view at the Getty Villa from September 12, 2012, through January 7, 2013; at the Cleveland Museum of Art from February 24 through May 19, 2013; and at the Mus�e national des beaux-arts du Qu�bec from June 13 through November 8, 2013.

Pompeii in the Public Imagination from its Rediscovery to TodayPompeii in the Public Imagination from its Rediscovery to Today

Beard, M. (2008), Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town (London: Profile; published in the USA as The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found, Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press). ——and Henderson, J. (2001), ...

Author: Shelley Hales

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191618093



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The city of Pompeii has had an enormous impact on Western imaginations since its rediscovery under the ashes of the volcano that destroyed it in 79 CE. In the 250 years since excavations began, Pompeii has helped to bring the ancient world to life for everyone, from music hall audiences to gentleman scholars, and it continues to have an impact on the way in which we think about the past, and the human condition itself. The contributors to this generously illustrated volume, who include the novelist Robert Harris, in a recorded interview, investigate how Pompeii has been used in film, fiction, and art on both sides of the Atlantic over three centuries. They explore the many different ways in which Pompeii inhabits our imaginations: as ghostly relic of human suffering, romantic ruin, model of cultural inspiration, home of a distant, decadent culture, and comforting model for everyday life.