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Secrets of Pompeii: Everyday Life in Ancient Rome

  • Emidio de Albentiis
    Photographs by Alfredo Foglia

    The remains of the ancient city of Pompeii, frozen in time following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, have provided invaluable evidence of daily life, not only in Rome's provinces, but in its larger urban centers as well.

    This book provides a fascinating look at how ancient Romans interacted in their public squares and marketplaces, how they worshipped, decorated their homes, and spent their leisure time—at the theater, in the gymnasium, and in the baths and brothels. Illustrated with photographs of architectural remains and exquisite details from a range of ancient artworks, including wall paintings, sculptures, mosaics, and carved reliefs, the book offers a glimpse into a lost world.

    Emidio de Albentiis is a specialist in Pompeiian studies who currently teaches art history at the University of Perugia.

    200 pages
    9 1/2 x 11 inches
    170 color illustrations, maps, and drawings
    ISBN 978-0-89236-941-6

    Getty Publications
    Imprint: J. Paul Getty Museum