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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

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 6 words.

Agnus Dei, clayey, Pompeii

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Pompeii

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 6 words.

Agnus Dei, clayey, Pompeii

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Pompeii

Lori-Ann Touchette.

in The Oxford Companion to Western Art

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Art. 500 words.

Since its rediscovery in 1748, the buried city of Pompeii near Naples has exercised a powerful influence on the

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Pompeii

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 70 words.

Ancient Roman city in se Italy, buried by a pyroclastic volcanic eruption in ad 79. Pompeii was founded in

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Pompeii

Christopher A. Gregg.

in Classics

P ublished online May 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Art and Architecture; Classical History; Classical Literature; Classical Philosophy. 14866 words.

Founded around the 6th century bce, perhaps by the Italic Ausonian tribe, Pompeii rests on a plateau overlooking both the Sarno River and the Mediterranean, a site ideal for regional trade....

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Pompeii

Christopher A. Gregg.

in Classics

P ublished online May 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Art and Architecture; Classical History; Classical Literature; Classical Philosophy. 14866 words.

Founded around the 6th century bce, perhaps by the Italic Ausonian tribe, Pompeii rests on a plateau overlooking both the Sarno River and the Mediterranean, a site ideal for regional trade....

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Pompeii

Nicholas Purcell.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 1188 words.

Archaeologically the best-known Roman city, this port and regional centre in the Sarnus plain of south *Campania, destroyed by the eruption of ce 79, is central to the study of Roman art...

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Pompeii

Tran Tam Tinh, Eugene Dwyer, Volker Michael Strocka, Katherine M. D. Dunbabin and Peter J. Holliday.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Greek and Roman Art. 11540 words.

Roman site in southern Italy, located 24 km south-east of Naples. Destroyed by an eruption of Mt Vesuvius in ad 79, it was preserved under layers of ash and lava until rediscovered in the...

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Quantifying Pompeii

Miko Flohr.

in The Economy of Pompeii

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 12110 words.

This chapter discusses some of the basic parameters that underlay Pompeii’s economy, particularly focusing on the relationships between population, hinterland, and consumption. Starting...

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‘Gay’ Pompeii

Sarah Levin-Richardson.

in Ancient Rome and the Construction of Modern Homosexual Identities

October 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 6279 words.

Eduard von Mayer’s Pompeii as an Art City, ostensibly a guidebook to the visual culture of the ancient town, called for a return to the enlightened sexual mores of the Roman past by...

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Writing Pompeii

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. 3137 words.

This chapter presents an abridged transcript of an interview with Robert Harris, conducted in person by the editors of this volume in June 2007. In 2003, Harris's Pompeii was published by...

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Pompeii Revisited

Willem Jongman.

in The Economy of Pompeii

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 4838 words.

This chapter by Willem Jongman summarizes and contextualizes the main findings of the book, relating them to past and current debates in Roman economic history. Looking back on the...

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Pompeii and Herculaneum

Chantal Grell and William McCuaig.

in Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 1455 words.

The first discoveries took place at Herculaneum in 1709, and at Pompeii in 1738, but organized worksites were

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in The Oxford Companion To Archaeology

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology. 2530 words.

Pompeii and Herculaneum were ancient cities situated on the Bay of Naples in Campania, Italy, famous both for their catastrophic

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in The Oxford Companion To Archaeology

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology. 2530 words.

Pompeii and Herculaneum were ancient cities situated on the Bay of Naples in Campania, Italy, famous both for their catastrophic

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Pompeii and Herculaneum

Carol C. Mattusch.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical History. 3365 words.

The Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in coastal Campania were buried by ash and by pyroclastic flows following the

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The Economy of Pompeii

Edited by Miko Flohr and Andrew Wilson.

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Classical History. 464 pages.

This volume presents fourteen chapters by Roman archaeologists and historians, discussing approaches to the economic history of Pompeii and the role of the Pompeian evidence in debates...

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Consumer Behaviour in Pompeii

Nick M. Ray.

in The Economy of Pompeii

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 8389 words.

This chapter explores the possibilities of applying consumer theory to the Pompeian archaeological record. The chapter starts with a discussion of ways in which consumption can be...

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The Development of Pompeii’s Urban Street Network

Eric E. Poehler.

in The Traffic Systems of Pompeii

September 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 12311 words.

Chapter 2 explores the present understanding of Pompeii’s evolution by disassembling the apparent patchwork of grids across the city and reconsiders the presumed awkwardness in their...

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Re-evaluating Pompeii’s Coin Finds

Steven J. R. Ellis.

in The Economy of Pompeii

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 19532 words.

This chapter by Steven J. R. Ellis explores the analytical possibilities of the coin evidence gathered in his excavation of the two house blocks surrounding the lowest stretch of the Via...

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