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Pompeii in the Public Imagination from Its Rediscovery to Today

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Pompeii in the Public Imagination from its Rediscovery to Today - Hales, Shelley (Editor), and Paul, Joanna (Editor)
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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 began, Pompeii has helped to bring the ancient world to life for everyone, from music hall audiences to gentleman scholars, and it continues to have an impact on the way in which we think about the past, and the human condition itself. The contributors to this generously illustrated volume, who include the novelist Robert Harris, in a ...

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Pompeii in the Public Imagination from its Rediscovery to Today 2011, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199569366

Hardcover