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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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The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found
The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found
by Mary Beard
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2008 Wolfson History Prize, Wolfson... (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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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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Pan's Travail: Environmental Problems of the Ancient Greeks and Romans
Pan's Travail: Environmental Problems of the Ancient Greeks and Romans
by J Hughes
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In Pan's Travail, J. Donald Hughes examines the environmental history of the classical period and argues that the decline of ancient civilizations resulted in part from exploitation of the natural world. Focusing on Greece and Rome, as well as areas... (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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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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Der Stechlin: Roman
Der Stechlin: Roman
by Theodor Fontane
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor... (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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Cult Places and Cultural Change in Republican Italy: A Contextual Approach to Religious Aspects of Rural Society After the Roman Conquest (Amsterdam University Press - Amsterdam Archaeological Studie)
Cult Places and Cultural Change in Republican Italy: A Contextual Approach to Religious Aspects of Rural Society After the Roman Conquest (Amsterdam University Press - Amsterdam Archaeological Studie)
by Tesse Stek
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This rigorously researched study sheds new light on the religious structures and rituals of the Italic tribes from 400 to 100 BC. Citing literary, epigraphic, and archaeological evidence from central and southern Italy, including a case study on the... (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 Ghetto Reveals Rome
The Ghetto Reveals Rome
by Luca Fiorentino
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Benjamin walked down from the Capitoline Hill towards the Circus Flaminius in order to reach the other Jews on the banks of the Tiber River at the Tiberina Island. They, who had been Roman Jews for more than a century, would welcome the Jewish slaves... (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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Etruscan Roman Remains
Etruscan Roman Remains
by Charles Godfrey Leland
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Roman Pottery
Roman Pottery
by Kevin Greene
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