The Life Of A Roman Town
Introduced by Ferdinand Mount
In this award-winning history, Mary Beard guides us through the daily life of Pompeii, an existence that is far more complex than we might have realised. Lively, exciting and accessible, this book brings us as close as possible to the real Pompeii.
Smoke and ash darkening the air; rivers of lava pouring onto a town; a terrified populace fleeing with hastily gathered possessions. The destruction of Pompeii still grips the world's imagination, but what can we really tell from its preserved remains? In this award-winning history, Mary Beard guides us through the daily life of Pompeii, an existence that is far more complex than we might have realised.
Three-quarter-bound in blocked cloth
Modigliani paper side printed with Flora, or Primavera, from the Villa Adriana in Stabiae
Set in Plantin
Frontispiece and 32 pages of colour plates
10” x 6¾”