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Secrets of Vesuvius

Unlocking the Sources from Pompeii and Herculaneum

By Jennifer Lawless, Kate Cameron

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Format: Mixed media product, New edition Edition
Published In: Australia, 02 November 2005
Secrets of Vesuvius: Unlocking the sources from Pompeii and Herculaneum is a full-colour text written to meet the course requirements for the HSC Ancient History Core Study: 'Cities of Vesuvius ' Pompeii and Herculaneum' specifically. Developed by experienced Ancient History teachers and award-winning authors, Secrets of Vesuvius draws on the latest research and academic scholarship to provide extensive stimulus material for students. Includes a CD-ROM containing: ' Interviews with a ceramics expert and archaeology students, plus interview discussion points ' Photographs of Pompeii and Herculaneum, annotated to assist students' understanding of a range of sources and what they reveal about life in the ancient past.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Setting the scene Background to the sites Geographical context Stages of occupation Historical overview up to AD79 The eruption Early discoveries and excavations Representations of Pompeii and Herculaneum over time Chapter 2: The nature of sources and evidence Written Archaeological Limitations, reliability and evaluation of sources Chapter 3: Life in Pompeii and Herculaneum from the evidence Everyday life Social structure Economy Local political life Public buildings Private buildings Religion Influence of Greek and Egyptian cultures Chapter 4: The archaeology of Pompeii and Herculaneum: Investigating & reconstructing the past Changing methods of excavation Changing interpretations Chapter 5: Pompeii and Herculaneum Today Conservation and reconstruction Tourism Ethical issues

EAN: 9780170127813
ISBN: 0170127818
Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
Age Range: 15+ years
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