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Cities of Vesuvius By Michael Grant

Cities of Vesuvius

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At a tavern in the Via di Nola, gladiators abandoned their half-finished drinks and fled for their lives.

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Cities of Vesuvius by Michael Grant

The eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 buried the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum beneath a layer of ash and pumice several metres deep. The disaster was so swift and so complete that, although most of the inhabitants escaped, the materials of their daily lives were preserved intact giving us a near-perfect representation of what life was like in a Roman provincial town of the first century, from the graffiti on the walls to the fruit on the market stalls. The classical historian and pre-eminent communicator Michael Grant shows us these two cities, their arts, trades, public and private life, their squares and temples, pubs and brothels after nineteen hundred years frozen in death.

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About Michael Grant


Michael Grant was formerly a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, Professor of Humanity at Edinburgh University, the first Vice-Chancellor of Queen's University, Belfast, and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Khartoum. He is Doctor of Letters at Cambridge and Honorary Doctor of Letters at Dublin and Belfast respectively. He has also been president of the Classical Association of England, the Virgil Society, and the Royal Numismatic Society, and is a Medallist of the American Numismatic Society.

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GOR003026746
Cities of Vesuvius by Michael Grant
Michael Grant
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2001-08-16
240
1842122193
9781842122198
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