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Pompeii

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Product description

Black cloth boards with whole book as new. Jacket clean with slight edge shelf wear. Illustrated with b&w & colour plates/drawings. The headings of Mary Beard's notes give a taste of this astonishing book: Bad Breath, Intestinal Parasites, Performing Monkeys, One-way Streets, Kosher Food, Water Shortages. The Temple of Isis serves to bring in multiculturalism. The House of the Menander tells how a house worked. At the Suburban Baths we go from communal bathing to hygiene to erotica. 154 writing tablets from the House of Caecilius Jucundus detail the accounts of its owner. A fast-food joint on the Via dell' Abbondanza introduces food and drink and diets and street life. These are just a few of the strands that make up an extraordinary and involving portrait of an ancient town, its life and its continuing re-discovery, by Britain's leading classicist.

Item details

Added value:
First edition
Author(s):
Mary Beard
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
24x18x4 cm
Edition:
2008
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1861975163
ISBN-13:
9781861975164
Number of pages:
359
Publisher:
Profile

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Black cloth boards with whole book as new. Jacket clean with slight edge shelf wear. Illustrated with b&w & colour plates/drawings. The headings of Mary Beard's notes give a taste of this astonishing book: Bad Breath, Intestinal Parasites, Performing Monkeys, One-way Streets, Kosher Food, Water Shortages. The Temple of Isis serves to bring in multiculturalism. The House of the Menander tells how a house worked. At the Suburban Baths we go from communal bathing to hygiene to erotica. 154 writing tablets from the House of Caecilius Jucundus detail the accounts of its owner. A fast-food joint on the Via dell' Abbondanza introduces food and drink and diets and street life. These are just a few of the strands that make up an extraordinary and involving portrait of an ancient town, its life and its continuing re-discovery, by Britain's leading classicist.

Added value:
First edition
Author(s):
Mary Beard
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
24x18x4 cm
Edition:
2008
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1861975163
ISBN-13:
9781861975164
Number of pages:
359
Publisher:
Profile

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