The Fires of Vesuvius
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12h 36m 0s
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9781977359018

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Mary Beard., Mary Beard|AUTHOR., & Phyllida Nash|READER. (2019). The Fires of Vesuvius . Tantor Media, Inc..

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Mary Beard, Mary Beard|AUTHOR and Phyllida Nash|READER. The Fires of Vesuvius Tantor Media, Inc, 2019.

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Mary Beard, Mary Beard|AUTHOR, and Phyllida Nash|READER. The Fires of Vesuvius Tantor Media, Inc., 2019.

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Destroyed by Vesuvius in 79 CE, the ruins of Pompeii offer the best evidence we have of life in the Roman Empire. But the eruptions are only part of the story. In The Fires of Vesuvius, acclaimed historian Mary Beard makes sense of the remains. She explores what kind of town it was-more like Calcutta or the Costa del Sol?-and what it can tell us about "ordinary" life there. From sex to politics, food to religion, slavery to literacy, Beard offers us the big picture even as she takes us close enough to the past to smell the bad breath and see the intestinal tapeworms of the inhabitants of the lost city. She resurrects the Temple of Isis as a testament to ancient multiculturalism. At the Suburban Baths we go from communal bathing to hygiene to erotica.

Recently, Pompeii has been a focus of pleasure and loss: from Pink Floyd's memorable rock concert to Primo Levi's elegy on the victims. But Pompeii still does not give up its secrets quite as easily as it may seem. This book shows us how much more and less there is to Pompeii than a city frozen in time as it went about its business on 24 August 79.
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