Pompeii Awakened

A Story of Rediscovery
Author: Judith Harris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1780769644
Category: History
Page: 320
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On that fateful day in AD 79 the city of Pompeii was lost, and in time its location, its inhabitants and even its name were buried and forgotten. Not until 1755 did it emerge from its layer of volcanic rock, and the impact of that discovery was immediate and far-reaching. The evocative story of Pompeii's awakening lies not just in its uniquely preserved classical remains but also in the powerful impact it made on Europe's cultural imagination. In her rich account of those who sifted through its artefacts, we read of Nelson, Napoleon and Mussolini. Harris has delved into ancient diaries and descended deep underground to assess the latest excavations. As the sleeping city re-awakens in her hands, Pompeii casts its spell once more, bewitching those who seek to unearth its buried secrets.

Pompeii in the Public Imagination from Its Rediscovery to Today


Author: Shelley Hales,Joanna Paul
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199569363
Category: History
Page: 417
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A collection of essays exploring the different ways in which the ruined city of Pompeii has been a major source of inspiration to Western imaginations. Creative and popular, as well as scholarly approaches are covered, including an interview with the novelist Robert Harris, and the volume is fully illustrated, with several images in full colour.

A Companion to the Flavian Age of Imperial Rome


Author: Andrew Zissos
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118878175
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 624
View: 1615
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A Companion to the Flavian Age of Imperial Rome provides asystematic and comprehensive examination of the political,economic, social, and cultural nuances of the Flavian Age(69–96 CE). Includes contributions from over two dozen Classical Studiesscholars organized into six thematic sections Illustrates how economic, social, and cultural forcesinteracted to create a variety of social worlds within a compositeRoman empire Concludes with a series of appendices that provide detailedchronological and demographic information and an extensive glossaryof terms Examines the Flavian Age more broadly and inclusively than everbefore incorporating coverage of often neglected groups, such aswomen and non-Romans within the Empire

Jesus and his World

The archaeological evidence
Author: Craig Evans
Publisher: SPCK
ISBN: 0281067945
Category: Religion
Page: 200
View: 1650
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A popular book by a world-renowned scholar, weighing up what the latest archaeological evidence can tell us about the historical Jesus and his world. Currently, there is a lot of interest in the historical Jesus, following the success of books such as The Jesus Family Tomb, Bart Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus, and, of course, The Da Vinci Code.

THE JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OR ARTS


Author: GEORGE BELI
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Amherst College Magazine


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Holy Sh*t

A Brief History of Swearing
Author: Melissa Mohr
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199911568
Category: History
Page: 336
View: 3623
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Almost everyone swears, or worries about not swearing, from the two year-old who has just discovered the power of potty mouth to the grandma who wonders why every other word she hears is obscene. Whether they express anger or exhilaration, are meant to insult or to commend, swear words perform a crucial role in language. But swearing is also a uniquely well-suited lens through which to look at history, offering a fascinating record of what people care about on the deepest levels of a culture--what's divine, what's terrifying, and what's taboo. Holy Sh*t tells the story of two kinds of swearing--obscenities and oaths--from ancient Rome and the Bible to today. With humor and insight, Melissa Mohr takes readers on a journey to discover how "swearing" has come to include both testifying with your hand on the Bible and calling someone a *#$&!* when they cut you off on the highway. She explores obscenities in ancient Rome--which were remarkably similar to our own--and unearths the history of religious oaths in the Middle Ages, when swearing (or not swearing) an oath was often a matter of life and death. Holy Sh*t also explains the advancement of civility and corresponding censorship of language in the 18th century, considers the rise of racial slurs after World War II, examines the physiological effects of swearing (increased heart rate and greater pain tolerance), and answers a question that preoccupies the FCC, the US Senate, and anyone who has recently overheard little kids at a playground: are we swearing more now than people did in the past? A gem of lexicography and cultural history, Holy Sh*t is a serious exploration of obscenity--and it also just might expand your repertoire of words to choose from the next time you shut your finger in the car door.

Journal of the Society of Arts


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Industrial arts
Page: N.A
View: 2764
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Journal of the Royal Society of Arts


Author: Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Arts
Page: N.A
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Journal


Author: Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Romans on the Bay of Naples

An Archaeological Guide
Author: L. J. F. Keppie
Publisher: History Press (SC)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Campania (Italy)
Page: 192
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A history and guide to the spectacular Roman remains of Pompeii, Naples and others

Classics for All

Reworking Antiquity in Mass Culture
Author: Dunstan Lowe,Kim Shahabudin
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 287
View: 1722
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Classical culture belongs to us all: whether as academic subject or as entertainment, it constantly stimulates new ideas. In recent years, following Gladiators successful revival of the toga epic, studies of the ancient world in cinema have drawn increasing attention from authors and readers. This collection builds on current interest in this topic, taking its readers past the usual boundaries of classical reception studies into less familiarand even unchartedareas of ancient Greece and Rome in mass popular culture. Contributors discuss the uses of antiquity in television programmes, computer games, journalism, Hollywood blockbusters, B-movies, pornography, Web 2.0, radio drama, and childrens literature. Its diverse contents celebrate the continuing influence of Classics on modern life: from controversies within academia to ephemeral pop culture, from the traditional to the cutting-edge. The reader will find both new voices and those of more established commentators, including broadcaster and historian Bettany Hughes, Latinist Paula James, and Gideon Nisbet, author of Ancient Greece in Film and Popular Culture. Together they demonstrate that rich rewards await anyone with an interest in our classical heritage, when they embrace the diversity and complexity of mass popular culture as a whole.

The Napoleonic Wars

The Rise of the Emperor 1805-1807
Author: Todd Fisher
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781579583576
Category: History
Page: 95
View: 4499
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In the space of two years, Napoleon Bonaparte transformed the face of warfare, crushing every major continental state that stood against him. The Empires of Russia, Austria, Prussia and Britain were not weak, so how were Napoleon's methods and his army so formidable? This revealing and engaging book explores the rise of Napoleon the Emperor, focusing particularly on the lives of both soldiers and civilians affected by the prolonged warfare in Europe. The impact of the conflict on aspects of life and culture within Napoleon's Empire is exposed in fascinating detail in this unique approach to the history of the Napoleonic Wars.

Christianity East and West

An Ecclesiastical Pilgrimage
Author: Thomas Grieve Clark
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Christian union
Page: 653
View: 580
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The Smell of the Continent

The British Discover Europe
Author: Richard Mullen,James Munson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Adult
ISBN: N.A
Category: Travel
Page: 380
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"I remember being much amused last year, when landing at Calais," wrote Mrs. Frances Trollope in her 1835 book, Paris and the Parisians, "at the answer made by an old traveler to a novice . . . making his first voyage. 'What a dreadful smell!' said the uninitiated stranger . . . 'It is the smell of the continent, sir!' replied the man of experience. And so it was." Historians James Munson and Richard Mullen examine just what it was about the smell of the continent that so attracted British travelers in the hundred years from the fall of Napoleon to the outbreak of the First World War. It was the first time in history that the British, en masse, set out to discover Europe. Drawing on contemporary accounts, diaries, and letters, Munson and Mullen offer a compelling portrait of the Victorians abroad, many of them convinced that their country was not only vastly superior but also the envy of the world. Their attitudes to foreign food, modes of transport and habits were often as uncharitable then as now and complaints about "beastly abroad" abound. But there were also those intrepid souls who were genuinely interested in other countries what they could learn from them. The Smell of the Continent vividly reveals that the gulf between the "traveler" and the "tourist" was as wide in our great-grandparents' time as it is today.

The Story of Period Furniture

Favored Designs of this Day Created by Geniuses of the Past
Author: George Samuel Clason
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Furniture
Page: 64
View: 1970
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Working IX to V

Orgy Planners, Funeral Clowns, and Other Prized Professions of the Ancient World
Author: Vicki Leon
Publisher: Walker
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 336
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Vicki Le?n, the popular author of the Uppity Women series (more than 335,000 in print), has turned her impressive writing and research skills to the entertaining and unusual array of the peculiar jobs, prized careers and passionate pursuits of ancient Greece and Rome. From Architect to Vicarius (a deputy or stand-in)--and everything in between--Working IX to V introduces readers to the most unique (dream incubator), most courageous (elephant commander), and even the most ordinary (postal worker) jobs of the ancient world. Vicki Le?n brought a light and thoughtful touch to women's history in her earlier books, and she brings the same joy and singular voice to the daily work of the ancient world. You'll be surprised to learn how bloody an editor's job used to be, how even a slave could purchase a vicarius to carry out his duties and that early Greeks had their own ghost-busters with the apt title of psychopompus. In addition to stand-alone profiles on callings, trades, and professions, Le?n offers numerous sidebar entries about actual people who performed these jobs, giving a human face to the ancient workplace. Combining wit and rich scholarship, Working IX to V is filled with anecdotes, insights, and little-known facts that will inform and amuse readers of all ages. For anyone captivated by the ancient past, Working IX to V brings a unique insight into the daily grind of the classical world. You may never look at your day-to-day work in the same way!

Syracuse, City of Legends

A Glory of Sicily
Author: Jeremy Dummett
Publisher: I. B. Tauris
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 7723
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Dubbed "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all" by Cicero, Syracuse also boasts the richest history of anywhere in Sicily. Syracuse, City of Legends is the first modern historical guide to the city that explores Syracuse’s place within the island and the wider Mediterranean and reveals why it continues to captivate visitors today, more than two and a half millennia after its foundation. Over its long and colorful life, Syracuse has been home to many creative figures, including Archimedes, the greatest mathematician of the ancient world, as well as host to Sappho, Plato, Scipio Africanus, conqueror of Hannibal, and Caravaggio, who have all contributed to the rich history and atmosphere of this beguiling and distinctive Sicilian city. Generously illustrated, the book also offers detailed descriptions of the principal monuments from each period in the city’s life, explaining their physical location as well as their historical context. This vivid and engaging history weaves together the history, architecture and archaeology of Syracuse and will be an invaluable companion for anyone visiting the city as well as a compelling introduction to its ancient and modern history.

Designing Information

Human Factors and Common Sense in Information Design
Author: Joel Katz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118420098
Category: Design
Page: 224
View: 8901
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"The book itself is a diagram of clarification, containing hundredsof examples of work by those who favor the communication ofinformation over style and academic postulation—and those whodon't. Many blurbs such as this are written without a thoroughreading of the book. Not so in this case. I read it and love it. Isuggest you do the same." —Richard Saul Wurman "This handsome, clearly organized book is itself a prime exampleof the effective presentation of complex visual information." —eg magazine "It is a dream book, we were waiting for…on the field ofinformation. On top of the incredible amount of presented knowledgethis is also a beautifully designed piece, very easy tofollow…" —Krzysztof Lenk, author of Mapping Websites:Digital Media Design "Making complicated information understandable is becoming thecrucial task facing designers in the 21st century. WithDesigning Information, Joel Katz has created what willsurely be an indispensable textbook on the subject." —Michael Bierut "Having had the pleasure of a sneak preview, I can only say thatthis is a magnificent achievement: a combination of intelligenttext, fascinating insights and - oh yes - graphics. Congratulationsto Joel." —Judith Harris, author of Pompeii Awakened: A Storyof Rediscovery Designing Information shows designers in all fields -from user-interface design to architecture and engineering - how todesign complex data and information for meaning, relevance, andclarity. Written by a worldwide authority on the visualization ofcomplex information, this full-color, heavily illustrated guideprovides real-life problems and examples as well as hypotheticaland historical examples, demonstrating the conceptual and pragmaticaspects of human factors-driven information design. Both successfuland failed design examples are included to help readers understandthe principles under discussion.