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The Ancient City: Life in Classical Athens and Rome
The Ancient City: Life in Classical Athens and Rome
by Peter Connolly
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In this superbly illustrated volume, Athens and Rome, the two greatest cities of antiquity, spring to life through the masterful pen of Peter Connolly. For the first time ever, all the evidence has been painstakingly pieced together to reconstruct the... (read more)

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The Houses of Roman Italy, 100 B.C.-a.D. 250
The Houses of Roman Italy, 100 B.C.-a.D. 250
by John R. Clarke
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"Extensively documented with well-chosen, good quality photographs, Clarke's book effectively surveys these representative examples from the Late Republic to the Late Empire, illustrating the shift in the agendas of decoration as well as in the patterns... (read more)

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Etruscans: Italy's Lovers of Life
Etruscans: Italy's Lovers of Life
by Time Life
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Readers assume the role of archaeologists, uncovering secrets of ancient civilizations. Stunning photographs and illustrations, plus detailed cutaways, maps and diagrams.... (read more)

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Pompeii: The Living City
Pompeii: The Living City
by Alex Butterworth
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The ash of Mt. Vesuvius preserves a living record of the complex and exhilarating society it instantly obliterated two thousand years ago. In this highly readable, lavishly illustrated book, Butterworth and Laurence marshall... (read more)

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The Romansshe Limit
The Romansshe Limit
by Kathryn Welch
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Compact in size and modest in price, Rizzoli's new history series offers authoritative introductions to life in some of the world's most important ancient cultures. Introduces readers to the richness and diversity of daily physical and spiritual... (read more)

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Ghosts of Vesuvius: A New Look at the Last Days of Pompeii, How Towers Fall, and Other Strange Connections
Ghosts of Vesuvius: A New Look at the Last Days of Pompeii, How Towers Fall, and Other Strange Connections
by Charles Pellegrino
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The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, which obliterated the Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, was a disaster that resounds to this day. Now, paleontologist Charles Pellegrino, author of the New York Times bestseller Her Name, Titanic, presents... (read more)

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Women and Beauty in Pompeii
Women and Beauty in Pompeii
by Antonio Dambrosio
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This volume explores the nature of female beauty in ancient Rome by studying depictions of heavenly and earthly women in Pompeiian art. The first section discusses the care of the body: hygiene, cosmetics, coiffure, and perfume. The second section... (read more)

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The Lost World of Pompeii
The Lost World of Pompeii
by Colin Amery
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Since Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79, the story of the lost city of Pompeii continues to intrigue the public. Discoveries at Pompeii and the nearby village of Herculaneum include elegant villas, whole rooms intact adorned with classical motifs and... (read more)

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Iceman: Uncovering the Life and Times of a Prehistoric Man Found in an Alpine Glacier
Iceman: Uncovering the Life and Times of a Prehistoric Man Found in an Alpine Glacier
by Brenda Fowler
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The spectacular 1991 discovery of a Stone Age man in the Alps stunned the archeological community. "Iceman" takes readers inside scientific investigations by the anthropologists, botanists, and archeologists who saw in this lonely frozen figure the clues... (read more)

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From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town
From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town
by Ingrid D Rowland
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When Vesuvius erupted in 79 CE, the force of the explosion blew the top right off the mountain, burying nearby Pompeii in a shower of volcanic ash. Ironically, the calamity that proved so lethal for Pompeii's inhabitants preserved the city for centuries,... (read more)

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Daily Life of the Etruscans
Daily Life of the Etruscans
by Jacques Heurgon
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The Etruscans were the most important--and remarkable--of the peoples who inhabited early Italy. But when the Romans gained supremacy, the distinctive Etruscan culture gradually disappeared. This masterly re-creation of the lives of a now-forgotten... (read more)

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The Medici Conspiracy: The Illicit Journey of Looted Antiquities--From Italy's Tomb Raiders to the World's Greatest Museums
The Medici Conspiracy: The Illicit Journey of Looted Antiquities--From Italy's Tomb Raiders to the World's Greatest Museums
by Peter Watson
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The story begins, as stories do in all good thrillers, with a botched robbery and a police chase. Eight Apuleian vases of the fourth century B.C. are discovered in the swimming pool of a German-based art smuggler. More valuable than the recovery of the... (read more)

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Pompeii: The Vanished City
Pompeii: The Vanished City
by Time Life Books
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Readers assume the role of archaeologists, uncovering secrets of ancient civilizations. Stunning photographs and illustrations, plus detailed cutaways, maps and diagrams.... (read more)

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Dictionary of Roman Religion
Dictionary of Roman Religion
by Lesley Adkins
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Coverage includes deities and spirits; important places and buildings; and festivals, superstitions and magic, sacrifices, and burial rites.... (read more)

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Rome Rome: Day One Day One
Rome Rome: Day One Day One
by Andrea Carandini
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"Dateline Rome, April 21, 753 BC. Andrea Carandini, archaeologist extraordinary, burrows down through thirteen meters of fill to hit pay dirt--Day 1 of Urbs Roma. What could be more exciting! History and archaeology rub shoulders with Freudian psychology... (read more)

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Rome: Echoes of Imperial Glory
Rome: Echoes of Imperial Glory
by Time Life
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Readers assume the role of archaeologists, uncovering secrets of ancient civilizations. Stunning photographs and illustrations, plus detailed cutaways, maps and diagrams.... (read more)

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Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome
Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome
by Lesley Adkins
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This handy reference provides full access to the 1,200 years of Roman rule from the 8th century B.C. to the 5th century A.D., including information that is hard to find and even harder to decipher. Clear, authoritative, and highly organized, Handbook to... (read more)

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Protohistoric Settlement on Citadella
Protohistoric Settlement on Citadella
by Robert Leighton
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Excavations conducted at Morgantina by Princeton University and the University of Illinois have revealed substantial Iron Age remains beneath the Greek town on the Cittadella hilltop. In this volume Robert Leighton presents a full study of this extensive... (read more)

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Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and A
Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and A
by University Of Pennsylvania
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [90]-91) and index.... (read more)

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Honor Among Thieves: A Zoo Archeological Study of Neanderthal Ecology
Honor Among Thieves: A Zoo Archeological Study of Neanderthal Ecology
by Mary C Stiner
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