Ingrid D. Rowland - From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town

Pompeii was buried in 79; it came back to a new kind of life in the late 1700s. Rowland, a Rome-based professor of classical and Renaissance history, first visited in 1962, and the snapshot of her eight-year-old self that introduces this engaging survey of the ancient city’s “afterlife” sets the warm and familiar tone of the whole. A scholar, Rowland offers fascinating insights on the area’s volcanoes and excavations, its recovered art and structures, and interprets evidence for clues to Pompeii’s culture and beliefs. The heart of her narrative is the modern experience of this revived site, and she profiles the diverse individuals smitten, as she is, with both the old and new Pompeiis, assembling a multi-faceted view of Pompeii and its evolving image in world culture.

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ISBN: 9780674088092
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Published: Belknap Press - November 16th, 2015