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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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The Roman World (Cultural Atlas of)
The Roman World (Cultural Atlas of)
by Tim Cornell
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This comprehensive, three-part historical and cultural atlas documents the origins of Rome and Greek influence, the transition from Republican to Imperial Rome, and the rise and decline of the Roman Empire.... (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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Herculaneum: Italy's Buried Treasure
Herculaneum: Italy's Buried Treasure
by Joseph Jay Deiss
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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.... (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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In the Dark Places of Wisdom
In the Dark Places of Wisdom
by Peter Kingsley
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A set of ancient inscriptions on marble found 40 years ago in southern Italy, recording details so bewildering that scholars have kept silent about them ... Sensational new information about a group of ancient philosophers who were so intensely practical... (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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Rome and Environs: An Archaeological Guide
Rome and Environs: An Archaeological Guide
by Filippo Coarelli
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Conveniently organised by walking tours and illustrated throughout with clear maps, drawings and plans, this guide covers all of the city's ancient sites.... (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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Mute Stones Speak: The Story of Archaeology in Italy
Mute Stones Speak: The Story of Archaeology in Italy
by Paul Mackendrick
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"MacKendrick writes so enthusiastically that all laymen who have a serious interest in scholarship and antiquity will delight in following his story." --... (read more)

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Pompeii: The Last Day
Pompeii: The Last Day
by Paul Wilkinson
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In this lavish and dramatic account, archacologist Paul Wilkinson pieces together a terrifying picture of what happened in Pompeii on a summer's day in 79 Ad. Using the latest scientific evidence and forensic techniques, he recreates that day hour by... (read more)

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Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found (08 Edition)
Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found (08 Edition)
by Mary Beard
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2008 Wolfson History Prize, Wolfson... (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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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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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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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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Finding Italy: Travel, Colonization, and Nation in Vergil's Aeneid
Finding Italy: Travel, Colonization, and Nation in Vergil's Aeneid
by Kristopher Fletcher
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Finding Italy explores the journey of the Romans ancestor Aeneas and his fellow Trojans from their old home, Troy, to their new country, Italy, narrated in Vergils epic poem Aeneid. K. F. B. Fletcher argues that a main narrative theme is patriotism... (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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