Pompeii. An Archaeological Guide
Paul Wilkinson IB Taurus Published: September 2017 Price: £14.99
The resonant ruins of Pompeii are perhaps the most direct route back to the living, breathing world of the ancient Romans. Yet for all the fame and unique importance of the site, there is a surprising lack of a handy archaeological guide in English to reveal and explain its public spaces and private residences. This compact and user-friendly handbook, written by an expert in the field, brilliantly fills that gap.
Illustrated throughout with maps, plans, diagrams and other images, Pompeii: An
Archaeological Guide offers a general introduction to the doomed city followed by an authoritative summary and survey of the buildings, artefacts and paintings themselves.
The result is an unrivalled picture, derived from an intimate knowledge of Roman archaeology around the Bay of Naples. Whether it be the forum, temples, brothels, bath-houses, bakeries, gymnasia, amphitheatre, necropolis and other site buildings - if you want to know what you are exploring, this is the guide that will tell you. A ‘must-buy’ for anyone visiting Pompeii.