This profusely illustrated volume, the latest instalment in Thames & Hudson's bestselling "Complete" series, is the most up-to-date, comprehensive and authoritative account of the most important archaeological site in the world. Nine chapters cover the rise and fall of Pompeii and all aspects of its life, including reconstructions of the daily lives of the town's inhabitants, the dramatic story of Pompeii's destruction through the words of Roman writers and the spectacular remains of volcanic debris and damage. It is sure to become the standard account for tourist, traveller, student and scholar alike.
Joanne Berry is a Lecturer in the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology at the University of Wales. She has edited two other books, Unpeeling Pompeii and, with R. Laurence, Cultural Identity in the Roman Empire.