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The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection

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Destroyed yet paradoxically preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, Pompeii and other nearby sites are usually considered places where we can most directly experience the daily lives of ancient Romans. Rather than present these sites as windows to the past, however, the authors of The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection explore Pompeii as a modern obsession, in which the Vesuvian sites function as mirrors of the present. Through cultural appropriation and projection, outstanding ...

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The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection
2012, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

ISBN-13: 9781606061152

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