Herculaneum: Italy's Buried Treasure

Herculaneum: Italy's Buried Treasure

by Joseph Jay Deiss

Hardcover(Rev. and updated ed)

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060153762
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/01/1985
Edition description: Rev. and updated ed
Pages: 224

Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Editionix
Foreword to the Revised Editionx
Preface to the First Editionxiii
Chronology: Period of Herculaneumxiv
ILife of a Roman Town1
IIOrigins and Legends5
IIIDeath of a Roman Town10
IVThe Long Sleep, and Resurrection24
VTreasure Revealed--The Great Dig32
VIHouse of the Rich Patricians40
VIIRoman Luxury--The Villa of the Papyri60
VIIIHouses of the "Poor" Patricians83
IXStory of a Roman Lawsuit98
XHouses of the Middle Class103
XIThe Plebs--Houses and Shops114
XIIThe Baths--Everybody's Club133
XIIISports--The Palaestra149
XIVThe Basilica--A Roman Courthouse154
XVCurtain Time--The Theater167
XVIMain Street and the Forum Area182
XVIIThe Dead Reveal Their Lives189
XVIIIAntiquity's Treasure Troves197
A Note of Thanks211

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