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Pompeii

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

An ancient city in western Italy, south-east of Naples. The city was buried by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 ad in which Pliny the Elder was killed; excavations of the site began in...

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Pompeii

Edited by Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 101 words.

An ancient city in western Italy, south-east of Naples. The life of the city came to an abrupt end following

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Pompeii

Edited by Anne Kerr and Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 101 words.

An ancient city in western Italy, south-east of Naples. The life of the city came to an abrupt end following an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 ...

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Pompeii

Jones Very.

Edited by Helen R. Deese.

in Jones Very: The Complete Poems

Primary Text. Subjects: Literature.

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Pompeii

Edited by John Roberts.

in Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 524 words.

The best‐preserved Roman city, this port and regional centre in the Sarnus plain of southern Campania, destroyed by the

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Pompeii

Edited by Gordon Campbell.

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ancient and Classical Art (to 500 CE). 11282 words.

Roman site in southern Italy, located 24 km south-east of Naples. Destroyed by an eruption of Mt Vesuvius

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Pompeii

Nicholas Purcell.

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 1161 words.

Archaeologically the best-known Roman city, this port and regional centre in the Sarnus plain of south Campania, destroyed by

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Pompeii

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 1168 words.

Archaeologically the best-known Roman city, this port and regional centre in the Sarnus plain of south *Campania, destroyed

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Pompeii

Edited by Brian M. Fagan.

in The Oxford Companion to Archaeology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology. 5 words.

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Pompeii

Nicholas Purcell.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

January 1998; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical History. 1126 words.

(see map: Italy) Archaeologically the best-known Roman city, this port and regional centre in the Sarnus (mod. Sarno)

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Pompeii

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

January 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical History. 1181 words.

(see Map 3, Bc) Archaeologically the best-known Roman city, this port and regional centre in the Sarnus (mod. Sarno) plain of south Campania, destroyed by the eruption of ...

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Pompeii

in The Oxford Companion to Wine

January 2006; p ublished online August 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 259 words.

ancient Roman settlement at the centre of an area of thriving viticulture which stretched round the southern bay of Naples

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Pompeii

in The Oxford Companion to Wine

January 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 259 words.

ancient Roman settlement at the centre of an area of thriving viticulture which stretched round the southern bay of Naples from the slopes of Vesuvius to Sorrento and was at one time an...

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Pompeii

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 52 words.

an ancient city in western Italy, south-east of Naples. The city was buried by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in ...

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The Traffic Systems of Pompeii

Eric E. Poehler.

September 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 288 pages.

The Traffic Systems of Pompeii is the first sustained examination of the evidence for a regulated circulation of wheeled traffic in the ancient world. The setting to this...

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Last Days of Pompeii, The

Edited by Dinah Birch and Katy Hooper.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 67 words.

A historical novel by Edward Bulwer‐*Lytton, published in 1834. It describes the events leading up to the destruction of the Roman city of Pompeii by the cataclysmic eruption of Mount...

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Literary Literacy in Roman Pompeii

Kristina Milnor.

in Ancient Literacies

May 2011; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 14823 words.

This chapter looks at the placement and function of literary texts written as graffiti on the walls of Pompeii, focusing on Vergil and exploring how literacy speaks to the interests and...

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Last Days of Pompeii, The

Edited by Dinah Birch.

in The Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 95 words.

A historical novel by Edward Bulwer‐ *Lytton, published in 1834. It describes the events leading up to the destruction of the Roman city of Pompeii by the cataclysmic eruption of Mount...

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Statues in the Temples of Pompeii

William Van Andringa.

in Historical and Religious Memory in the Ancient World

March 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 7817 words.

Pompeian citizens were surrounded by the sacred. Not only were there a lot of cult places in the town, there were also crowds of statues of divinities inside each sanctuary, usually set up...

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The Agricultural Economy of Pompeii

Girolamo Ferdinando De Simone.

in The Economy of Pompeii

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 11653 words.

This chapter gives a broad sketch of the agricultural landscape of the Vesuvian region in the first century AD, using both material and textual evidence. After giving an overview of the...

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