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Pompeii : daily life in an ancient Roman city / Steven L. Tuck.

Tuck, Steven L. (Author). Teaching Company. (Added Author).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette DVD 937.7256 TUC (Text) 31951004118649 Main Floor - DVDs Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette DVD 937.7256 TUC (Text) 31951004118722 Main Floor - DVDs Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1565855752 (slipcover)
  • ISBN: 9781565855755 (slipcover)
  • ISBN: 1598036777
  • ISBN: 9781598036770
  • Physical Description: 4 videodiscs (720 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (107 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm)
  • Publisher: Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., [2010]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This course features 3-D animation, on-site video clips, reconstructive drawings, detailed maps, and specially commissioned artwork"--From publisher's website.
Course guidebook includes lecture transcripts, outline and notes, a timeline, glossary, biographical notes, and bibliography.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1. Reflections on and of Pompeii -- Geology and geography on the Bay of Naples -- The rediscovery of Vesuvian lands -- Etruscan Pompeii--5th Century B.C. -- Samnite Pompeii--2nd Century B.C. -- Building the Roman colony--80 B.C.
Disc 2. Villa of the Papyri and life with Piso -- Marriage and mysteries--Rites of Dionysus -- Eumachia, public priestess -- A female slave in Pompeii -- Governing in the 1st Century A.D. -- Games and competition for offices.
Disc 3. Riot in the amphitheater--A.D. 59 -- The house of the tragic poet -- Pompeii's wool industry -- Pompeii's wine and vineyards -- Earthquake--A.D. 62 -- Rebuilding after the earthquake.
Disc 4. Wall paintings in the house of the Vettii -- A Pompeian country club -- Worshipping the emperors at Herculaneum -- Visiting a villa at Stabiae -- Pliny narrates the eruption of Vesuvius -- The Bay of Naples after Vesuvius.
Participant or Performer Note:
Lecturer: Professor Steven L. Tuck, Miami University.
Summary, etc.:
In twenty-four lectures on Pompeii, eminent classicist and Professor Steven L. Tuck resurrects the long-lost lives of aristocrats, merchants, slaves, and other individuals from this imperial Roman city--made famous for its demise after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79. The result is an unprecedented view of life as it was lived in this ancient culture and an opportunity to discover intriguing details that lay buried for centuries.
System Details Note:
Subject: Pompeii (Extinct city) > History.
Pompeii (Extinct city) > Civilization.

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