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Pompeii and the Cambridge Latin Course

Shelley Hales and Joanna Paul.

in Pompeii in the Public Imagination from its Rediscovery to Today

November 2011; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 3838 words.

The Cambridge Latin Course (CLC) was devised in 1971 by the Cambridge School Classics Project. The Project investigated innovation in the teaching of Latin, which had previously been...

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Pompeii in Roberto Rossellini's Journey to Italy

Matthew Fox.

in Pompeii in the Public Imagination from its Rediscovery to Today

November 2011; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 5510 words.

This chapter analyzes the role of Pompeii in Rossellini's film Journey to Italy (made in 1953, and released in 1954–5). Pompeii features in the film on two different levels. Because...

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Pompeii, the Holocaust, and the Second World War

Joanna Paul.

in Pompeii in the Public Imagination from its Rediscovery to Today

November 2011; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 5423 words.

This chapter focuses on the distinct use of Pompeii that emerges in the poem by Primo Levi, ‘La Bambina di Pompei’ (‘The Girl-Child of Pompeii’): that is, the recourse to Pompeii's...

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Excavation Photographs and the Imagining of Pompeii's Streets

Jeremy Hartnett.

in Pompeii in the Public Imagination from its Rediscovery to Today

November 2011; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 5540 words.

This chapter examines photographs taken during Vittorio Spinazzola's excavations in Pompeii. In the early twentieth century, images of Spinazzola's work along one street, the Via...

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Sewers, Archaeobotany, and Diet at Pompeii and Herculaneum

Erica Rowan.

in The Economy of Pompeii

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 10192 words.

This chapter by Erica Rowan discusses food consumption and diet in both Pompeii and Herculaneum. It starts from the archaeobotanical remains found in the sewer underneath Cardo V at...

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Bulwer-Lytton's The Last Days of Pompeii

Stephen Harrison.

in Pompeii in the Public Imagination from its Rediscovery to Today

November 2011; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 5291 words.

Edward Bulwer-Lytton' The Last Days of Pompeii (1834, LDP) was one of the most popular English historical novels of the nineteenth century. It tells the story of the virtuous Greeks Glaucus...

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Cart Traffic Flow in Pompeii and Rome

Alan Kaiser.

in Rome, Ostia, Pompeii: Movement and Space.

November 2011; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 9129 words.

This chapter challenges the assumption that civic officials in Pompeii, Rome, and other cities promulgated traffic laws to regulate and facilitate the movement of carts through the city....

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Children’s Graffiti in Roman Pompeii and Herculaneum

Katherine V. Huntley.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Childhood

May 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 5024 words.

The realities of childhood in the Roman world have been difficult to access archaeologically, in part because Roman children lacked a distinctive material culture. The remains of Pompeii...

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In Search of Lost Time and Pompeii

Francesca Spiegel.

in Pompeii in the Public Imagination from its Rediscovery to Today

November 2011; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 5426 words.

Towards the end of Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu (‘In Search of Lost Time’; hereafter referred to as Recherche) is an image of Pompeii functioning as a symbolic comparison with...

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Household Consumption of Artificial Light at Pompeii

David G. Griffiths.

in The Oxford Handbook of Light in Archaeology

P ublished online April 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology; History of Art. 8918 words.

The ability to engage in nocturnal household activities influences human interactions with each other and the urban environment. The illumination of Pompeian households, through both...

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Graffiti and the Literary Landscape in Roman Pompeii

Kristina Milnor.

January 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology; Classical Literature. 336 pages.

This study concerns the fragments of textual graffiti which survive on the walls of the Roman city of Pompeii, destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 ce. In particular, it focuses on...

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Pompeii, Italy

Timothy Darvill.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology. 272 words.

[Si]

Substantial Roman town and commercial centre of 65 ha at the mouth of the Sarno River on the Bay of

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Pompeii [Places]

Andrew Delahunty and Sheila Dignen.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 114 words.

An ancient city in western Italy, south-east of Naples. Following an eruption of Mount *Vesuvius in ad 79, the

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Christians and Jews at Pompeii in Late Nineteenth-Century Fiction

Eric M. Moormann.

in Pompeii in the Public Imagination from its Rediscovery to Today

November 2011; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 5094 words.

This chapter focuses on five novelists from the second half of the nineteenth century who created their own Christian narratives for Pompeii. These are Eduard Alberti, Emily Sarah Holt,...

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Pompeii in the Public Imagination from its Rediscovery to Today

Edited by Shelley Hales and Joanna Paul.

November 2011; p ublished online April 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Classical Literature. 440 pages.

The city of Pompeii has had an enormous impact on Western imaginations since its rediscovery under the ashes of the volcano that destroyed it in 79 CE. In the 250 years since excavations...

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Skeletal Remains and the Health of the Population at Pompeii

Estelle Lazer.

in The Economy of Pompeii

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 9904 words.

This chapter by Estelle Lazer discusses the health of Pompeii’s population based on the skeletal remains found on site. It offers a critical discussion of this massively complicated...

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Experiencing the Last Days of Pompeii in Late Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia

Jon L. Seydl.

in Pompeii in the Public Imagination from its Rediscovery to Today

November 2011; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 5164 words.

This chapter examines how Philadelphians both presented and experienced the cataclysm of Pompeii's destruction through three examples: Nydia, the Blind Girl of Pompeii by Randolph Rogers,...

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Measuring Spatial Visibility, Adjacency, Permeability and Degrees of Street Life in Pompeii

Akkelies van Nes.

in Rome, Ostia, Pompeii: Movement and Space.

November 2011; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 5701 words.

This chapter outlines some of the ways in which spatial analyses can contribute towards an understanding of the relationships between movement and the levels of relative interaction within...

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Pink Floyd At Pompeii

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

This 1971 film featured a performance by Pink Floyd in the deserted amphitheatre of the Roman city. The surrounding ruins added a chilling atmosphere to the quartet’s performance, which...

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Last Days of Pompeii

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

A novel by Bulwer‐Lytton.

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