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The Resource Herculaneum : past and future, Andrew Wallace-Hadrill

Herculaneum : past and future, Andrew Wallace-Hadrill

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Herculaneum : past and future
Title
Herculaneum
Title remainder
past and future
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Wallace-Hadrill
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Writing style
Review
Located between Naples and Pompeii, the town of Herculaneum was also destroyed by Mount Vesuvius' eruption in 79 C.E. This sumptuously illustrated book—including panoramic views stretching across four pages—provides an in-depth geological, architectural, and historical look at what is known about the town and its inhabitants, constituting the first book of its kind since Joseph Jay Deiss's 1966 study. The head of the Herculaneum Conservation Project, Wallace-Hadrill illustrates how its villas and apartments reflect status differences, how the numbers of freed slaves exceeded the freeborn so that Romans "fretted about the excessive number of ex-slaves making their way into citizenship, not unlike European anxieties about illegal immigration." Also included are a history of architectural efforts at Herculaneum, dating back to the early 18th century; a comparison of the city and Pompeii—Herculaneum is portrayed as "a place of greater wealth and sophistication"; and a discussion of conservation efforts. As important as the text are the color photographs of streetscapes, homes, and other buildings, and art (some of the latter seem strikingly modern, such as a silver portrait bust of the Emperor Galba). Perhaps the book's only flaw is the occasional unexplained reference, such as the intriguing "three good luck phalli" found in a bakery. Overall, however, one could hardly ask for a clearer, more comprehensive, and better illustrated guide to Herculaneum. (May) --Staff (Reviewed April 4, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 14, p)
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10010129
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JAI
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Wallace-Hadrill, Andrew
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Packard Humanities Institute
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True
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  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Herculaneum (Extinct city)
  • Vesuvius (Italy)
  • Herculaneum (Extinct city)
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past and future
Label
Herculaneum : past and future, Andrew Wallace-Hadrill
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Herculaneum Conservation Project"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
814596
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
351 pages, 11 folded leaves
Isbn
9780711231429
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color, 1 folded)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780711231429
  • (OCoLC)714111116
Label
Herculaneum : past and future, Andrew Wallace-Hadrill
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Herculaneum Conservation Project"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
814596
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
351 pages, 11 folded leaves
Isbn
9780711231429
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color, 1 folded)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780711231429
  • (OCoLC)714111116

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