Pompeii by Peter Connolly


Pompeii by Peter Connolly

The violent eruption of Mount Vesuvius on 24 August AD 79 was one of the greatest natural disasters of all time. Thousands of people were suddenly entombed in the town of Pompeii, taken by surprise as a layer of ash and pumice, many metres thick, rained down on top of them from the long-dormant volcano. Uncovered nearly 2000 years later, Pompeii gives us an amazing record of everyday Roman life. In this fascinating book, Peter Connolly recreates in his artwork and text every detail of the lives of the people of Pompeii. Their houses, shops, baths, theatres and more are brought vividly to life.


'Pompeii has superb illustrations, combined with a sparse text that packs an enormous amount of scholarly information, presented in a way that is understandable and accessible to the YA reader. ... for the YA reader interested in what has actually been discovered there, and how those discoveries illustrate the daily life of Romans, this book is probably the best place to begin.'


About the Author

Peter Connolly was a renowed British scholar of the ancient world, Greek, and Roman military equipment historian, reconstructional archaeologist, and illustrator. He was awarded an honorary research fellowship at the Institute of Archaeology of the University College London.

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80 pages


Peter Connolly
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Publication date

27th September 1990



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