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What Was Pompeii? - Pompeii is a Roman ghost town. In 79 AD it was buried in ash from a volcano. This ash perfectly preserved the whole city including the people. The architecture of Pompeii was like other Roman towns. Pompeii was also in a great location, strategically placed on the west banks of Italy. It was a significant port city, trading with places as far out as Egypt. The city became quite rich from its trading. The city of Pompeii was perched on a lava flow 130 ft above sea level, this also gave it it's irregular shape....   [tags: roman, government, volcano] 857 words
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Pompeii, the Best Preserved Tragedy - Pompeii Pompeii is without a doubt the best preserved tragedy in Ancient times. With the help of it, we have knowledge on how the citizens of Pompeii once thrived because they left behind an abundance of art, important monuments, painting and structures. Pompeii once on a plateau of the earliest lava near the Bay of Naples in Western Italy in the region Campania, almost 1.6 kilometers from the bottom of Mount Vesuvius. With the shore to the west and the Apennine Mountains in the East, Campania was a fertile plain, crossed by two major rivers and rich soil....   [tags: trade, volcano, victims] 769 words
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Pompeii: A Volcanic Disaster - ... There were warnings of the eruption of Vesuvius, like earthquakes. The funny part of this is that the Romans were interested in predicting the future, and they had a many different ways to decipher what they saw as the approaching wrath of the gods. They were proficient at observing 'portents' in the shape of strange sights and sounds, or unusual births. But they apparently couldn’t see the signs that the volcano was going to explode. The earthquake of AD 63 caused a lot of damage to Pompeii, as we can see from repairs made to the buildings....   [tags: magma, volcanic eruption] 811 words
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The Demise of Pompeii - Pompeii, a Roman city with a population of about 20,000, was annihilated by Mount Vesuvius on August 26, 79 AD. It wasn’t until 1595, when artifacts from Pompeii were excavated. Centuries of raiding and looting then followed. In the mid-nineteenth century, archaeological excavations began, revealing to the modern world the way the people lived (and died) in 79 A.D. The eruption of Mount Vesuvius was, in fact, the downfall of the ancient city, Pompeii, but people today still wonder how it all happened, and how it all began....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Prostitution in Pompeii - Prostitution, as stated by Flemming, is known as a form of sexual activity, a kind of sexual style or category, and a form of economic activity, a way of making a living through the provisions of certain services, by behaving in accordance with, or falling into such a category (39). This definition, though, is controversial. While conducting research for this project, we found that most topics regarding prostitution and its affiliates were controversial. Each author gave a differing interpretation for the same data....   [tags: ancient rome roman prostitute sex]
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The Role of Geographical Features in the Daily Life of Historical Pompeii - Geographical features played a prominent role in the daily life of Pompeii. A geographical feature is a natural or manmade feature of an environment. For the city of Pompeii, the location was a key aspect of its daily life. In addition, the economic activity and industry was important in the everyday life of Pompeii’s citizens. Evidence also suggests entertainment played a large role in the life of the city’s population. Archaeological remains also stress the Roman influence of its streets and buildings....   [tags: geography, world history] 1147 words
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The Private and Public Leisure Activities of Pompeii and Herculaneum - ... They were held in the Amphitheatre. The Amphitheatre was the largest building in Pompeii. It held between 13000 and 20000 people. The Pompeian Amphitheatre was an oval shaped building with approximately 35 rows of seats. It was well used, as there were numerous public holidays during the Roman calendar. There are many mosaics, inscription and paintings that depict the type of things that occurred within the Amphitheatre. The many types of events included, gladiator’s vs gladiators, gladiator’s vs....   [tags: ancient civilations under Mt. Vesuvius] 1238 words
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Pompeii: The Place to Relax - Pompeii: The Place to Relax City Planning Covering over 62 hectares, Pompeii is one of the largest relaxation towns in the modern world. The city is well planned, with activities to suit people of all ages, sexes and interests. The streets and roads divide the town into ordered rectangular blocks, which contain a diversity of shops, houses, business, as well as a variety of different buildings. The city has been planned carefully to take full advantage of the pleasant seaside, with similar buildings close to each other....   [tags: Papers] 1183 words
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Art and History Displayed at the Pompeii Exhibition at LACMA - The Pompeii exhibition at LACMA was an astounding visualization of history. The exhibition provided all sorts of objects; from sculptures, glass figures, painted art, and more. These art pieces specify the kind of life that was taking place in the Bay of Naples during the second century. As we know the cities around the Bay of Naples, which include Pompeii and Herculaneum, became tourist attractions when the cities were excavated after they were buried from the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius....   [tags: World History, Art] 829 words
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Pompeii - Pompeii Pompeii is possibly the best-documented catastrophe in Antiquity. Because of it, we know now how the Pompeians lived because they left behind an extensive legacy of art, including monuments, sculptures and paintings. Pompeii lay on a plateau of ancient lava near the Bay of Naples in western Italy in a region called Campania, less than 1.6 kilometers from the foot of Mount Vesuvius. With the coast to the west and the Apennine Mountains to the East, Campania is a fertile plain, traversed by two major rivers and rich soil....   [tags: essays research papers fc] 7451 words
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Pompeii - The morning of August 24th 79 A.D. started out as any other day in Pompeii. The streets were full of people trying to do their daily chores and activities, unaware that it was the day that would be forever engraved in history. The Pompeians settled in that area mainly because of soil and agriculture, but were also mesmerized by the beautiful location. They did not know the dangers of the neighboring volcano and so believed themselves to be very lucky to find such a place. The Pompeians were led to immortalization by uncontrollable forces of nature and their lack of knowledge....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Pompeii Apartments - Pompeii Apartments The Pompeii apartments are located in the middle of a town called La Habra, population roughly fifty-five thousand. They lie nestled in an apartment community, nearby two other apartment complexes. For the residents, this offers a moderately inexpensive housing alternative to living in a house, most of which are small or expensive in La Habra. Nearby, actually on the other side of a wall, pass the cars on Beach Boulevard, the major thoroughfare of the town, which connects La Habra to the rest of Orange County and four freeways that participate in the Los Angeles/Orange County freeway system, notorious nationwide for its complexity....   [tags: Architecture Building History Essays] 1318 words
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The Movement of Water through Homes in Pompeii - Introduction It is amazing that Pompeii, a city that existed so long ago, had such a complex water system. Ancient Rome is famous for its luxurious public baths, but much less is known about the about the movement of water through private homes. Did all citizens have running water. How was the water transported to individual homes. How were they able to control the flow of the water. Did they have toilets and sinks. How did they dispose of waste. Since Pompeii (and Herculaneum) were so well preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, archaeologists have been able to answer these questions and more....   [tags: History Drainage Waste Water Sewer]
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Ancient City of Mount Vesuvious was Destroyed in One Night - It seems that everyone knows the story of the mountain that destroyed an ancient city in a single night. Mount Vesuvius is a name that people associate with a great destructive power, violent death, and absolute obliteration. Indeed, multiple writers, such as Darley, call it, “The most famous and most accessible volcano in the world” (18). Still, this fame does not mean that people know the volcano to the full extent of its glory; indeed, most people do not know the science that caused the turmoil or the actual historical facts of the event and the devastation it caused more than one iconic city....   [tags: volcano, earth's crust, pompeii] 2209 words
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Italy and Its Popular Landmark - ... No one knows how old the Pantheon is, but it is known that it was made for Romulus, the mythological founder of Rome. One of the most surprising facts is each of the 16 foot, 60 ton columns were carried over 62 miles with no heavyweight machinery. Italy's currency is Euros. The Euro looks like a Nickel, and the Euro note looks like dollar bills in USD. The Euro note ranges from five to five hundred. The Euro ranges from one, two, five, twenty, and fifty. Euros are used in 23 different countries....   [tags: pompeii, colosseum, tourist sight] 1031 words
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How Volcanoes Cause Damage - A volcano is an opening in the earth’s surface, which allows hot lava, volcanic ash, and other gases to escape through the crust of the earth. Volcanoes cause a lot of damage in many different places, for instance in Pompeii where Mount Vesuvius erupted. Mount Vesuvius is considered to be one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because in A.D. 79 it destroyed the whole city of Pompeii and killed about two thousand people. Pompeii was a town in the Roman Empire, located on the western coast of Italy....   [tags: Pompeii, ash, eruptions] 819 words
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Volcano Called Mount Vesuvius - ... These Earthquakes were reportedly occurring as far back as 62 AD, as they continued sporadically all throughout the 17 year period leading up to the eruption. (History of Pompeii book) One such quake caught the attention of the residents of the region when it occurred in 63 AD. The quake was large and rocked the nearby towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, doing extensive damage that would take years to repair. Due to the limited knowledge of geology at this time, Roman scholars were unable to make the connection between the earthquakes and the possible peril of a Mount Vesuvius eruption.(BBC) Some even argue that the people didn’t even know Vesuvius was a volcano....   [tags: eruptions, pompeii, herculeam] 1691 words
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Overview of Doctor Who - Doctor Who is a British show that features The Doctor, a Time Lord that travels through time visiting events that happened in the past and witnessing events that will happen in the future. In season 4, episode 3 of Doctor Who the Doctor and his companion, Donna, go back in time to the eve of Pompeii’s destruction in 79 A.D. in their TARDIS, Time and Relative Dimensions in Space. Once the Volcano begins to erupt Donna and the Doctor are the only ones with the means of escaping. The Doctor is forced to make a difficult decision when Donna argues that they have to save at least someone from the destruction....   [tags: character analysis, donna, pompeii]
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Natural Disaster Vesuvius - Destroying the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the infamous volcano Mount Vesuvius still poses as a threat to Italian cities nearby. When this unpredictable volcano erupted in 79 CE, thousands were killed and many were left in the ash that captured the area. We know so much about this eruption because of an eyewitness named Pliny the Younger. He wrote letters after the eruption that told about the type of eruption and the destruction it caused, all from his view of the two day catastrophe many miles away (Ball, 2014)....   [tags: World History, Pompeii, Herculaneum]
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Pompei: The Day the Sun Hid - The vibrant mosaic tiles of the bath house became monochrome as thick grayness shrouded it, hiding the sun behind a wall of dust and ash. The bathwater, previously still and clear, rippled and reflected the dark sky. A glaring spew of fire lit the darkness, taking over the top of Mount Vesuvius. Nothing cascaded from the volcano except for rocks and ash. People stood up, confused as to where the day went. But soon, debris dropped from the sky like pebbles thrown from the heavens, covering the town and causing destruction in its path....   [tags: Vibrant Mosaic Tiles, Bath House, Mount Vesuvius]
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The Buried City of Pompei - “Volcanoes. Call them Alpha and Omega. The beginning and the end” (Pellegrino 3). Volcanoes have been found, studied, and erupting forever. Volcanoes are a well-known piece of nature, but have you ever been in a volcanic eruption before. The conditions are horrible, the sky is black, and the city goes dark. Likewise, the city of Pompeii had an eruption that radically changed the city. This made it considered to many people “The city frozen in time”. The tragic eruption of Pompeii has changed our culture and how we live life in this time period....   [tags: Volcano, Eruption, Italy] 626 words
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Culture and History of Ancient Rome - Systems of writing Roman boys were allowed to go to school and learn how to music, history, geography, astronomy, mathematics, reading, writing, Latin and Greek. How ever girls weren’t allowed to learn all of these subjects. They were only allowed to learn Greek, Latin and domestic skills such as spinning cloth and weaving. Latin was one of the first languages ever invented meaning that the ancient Romans weren’t the first group of people to speak it. Romans also used metal or wood tools to carve messages on wood and stone for each other....   [tags: ceasar, pompei, education] 1312 words
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A Comparison Between Roman Society and Medieval Society - History Essay: A Comparison Between Roman Society and Medieval Society There are many distinct differences between Medieval society as illustrated by Achen in 800 AD and Roman society as illustrated by Pompeii in 79 AD, with some similarities. There are many aspects to examine, such as education, religion, tolerance, social classes, materialism, view of time, infra-structure, trade and cities. The first difference to look at is cities and that they were structured differently. In Pompeii, there was the patrician and plebeians....   [tags: essays research papers] 416 words
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My Amazing Summer Vacation - “What did you do this summer?” our teacher grinned, as he announced the topic of our first essay this year. Everyone around me groaned in disappointment, but I raised my head, smirked, and realized, for the first time, my summer was extraordinary. As part of a deal my dad made, with my mom, for forgetting her birthday, we spent our summer in Rome. Every emotion was heightened, from getting off the plane to stepping into the taxi; this was the first time our family had stepped on European soil. After we were dropped off at our hotel, we unpacked, freshened up, and looked over our itinerary....   [tags: How I Spent My Summer Vacation]
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Conservation and Preservation of the Pompeiian Architecture - Conservation and Preservation of the Pompeiian Architecture The ancient Roman city of Pompeii was buried by a volcano in 79 AD. That should be enough to destroy any town, but the city's buildings were in fact protected by this coating of ash, and although it would never be inhabited again, it now bears witness to an incredible period of history. For thousands of years, the city lay virtually undisturbed, and protected from the elements and erosion. Excavations carried out over the last centuries have allowed the city to be once again buzzing with people, and even if this notion may appear romantic, the city is also affected by the elements once again, and that is a major problem....   [tags: Papers] 2769 words
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The Magnificent Mount Vesuvius - Today, many people may consider Mount Vesuvius, as an object of special interest and marvel; to others it is possibly one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. This was not always so. “During the historic period previous to the Christian era, Vesuvius was not considered an active volcano” (Lobely, 1889, p.6) . By 79 A.D, Vesuvius made history as it came alive, and destroyed cities and killed thousands of people. A series of eruptions over the years have created what we know today as the magnificent Mount Vesuvius....   [tags: volcan, christian, volcanoes]
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The Ancient City - The Ancient City Pompeii 'How democratic was Pompeian politics?'; In order to answer the above question, it is first necessary to consider the exact meaning of the term 'democracy';. Whilst it is difficult to give an exact definition of the word, it is certainly possible to create a list of the implications of democratic government for a society and its citizens. Perhaps the most obvious of these implications, certainly when considered from a modern standpoint, would be that every full member of a society would be considered as being equal, and thus would have an equal say in the running and appointing of a government....   [tags: essays research papers] 434 words
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Advancements in the Roman Empire Compared to that of the Han Dynasty - As one rises, another falls. Civilizations undulated in historic times more frequently than waves in an ocean; however, most of them are forgotten to this day because of their insignificant impact. The Roman and Chinese Empires were established like any other civilization, but rose to power through proper governing of the people. They later became so successful that they emulated one another in different fields of culture. The Han Dynasty was one of many dynasties in ancient China and it was able to change the outlook on society because of its radical and novel ideology based on Confucianism....   [tags: Roman Empire vs Han Dynasty]
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Gregos and Stephanos, Sons of Gods - Once upon a time, in 79 A.D., there lived two great friends named Gregos and Stephanos, both were sons of Gods. They both lived in ancient Greece and considered themselves as brothers because they always played together. Stephanos was the son of the mighty Sun God and Gregos was the son of either creative Poseidon, powerful Zeus or gloomy Hades. Gregos was frustrated by this fact because he wanted to know who his real father was. However, evil eventually came to Stephanos mind and Gregos had turn against his friend....   [tags: personal narrative] 1248 words
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The Collapse of Society - State level societies are a type of “class society [that] are often rigidly stratified into social levels, [where] the ruling class controls the populace not by consensus but by coercion and force” (Feder, 344 - 45). This society type is a form of government, structured with rules and regulations, including punishments for disobedience. There are many causes for a society to gradually transition into becoming a state level or more stratified society. Those of which will be briefly discussed throughout this short essay....   [tags: state level societies]
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the Writing on the Walls - Graffiti is known as a system of altering or decorating walls, buildings, and numerous other types of abundantly available and widely seen landmarks found in large cities. The term graffiti, derived from the singular graffito, is a term that originates from Italy. These days our basic idea of graffiti as an art form has drastically changed since the origin on the expression. According to the Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, graffito formerly was the title of an artistic approach to adding different designs against a canvas of sorts....   [tags: Political Advertisement, Visually Enhanced]
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Four Styles of Roman Wall Painting and Mosaics - A. Mau, a German scholar, established four distinct styles of Roman wall painting at the sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Boscoreal, and other smaller sites covered with ash from the volcanic eruption at Mount Vesuvius. The styles begin with one direction, shift completely, and end on a more combined technique. Style I, known as incrustation, began approximately during the second century b.c. This style features the strong influence of the Hellenistic Greek period in its surface decoration. At the Samnite House at Herculaneum, walls are painted as faux marble slabs....   [tags: essays research papers] 2688 words
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House of the Vettii - House of the Vettii The House of the Vettii belonged to two freedmen, Aulus Vettius Conviva and Aulus Vettius Restitutus, who amassed a fortune through a flourishing business. The House of the Vettii is not unusually large for the time or social standing of its owners, but it is obvious that the Vettii were affluent Pompeian citizens and the house compares to the other large, lavish houses found in Pompeii. (Mau, 1899: 315) Excavated in the late 19th century, the house is most notable for its remarkably well-preserved frescoes, beautiful garden and large triclinium....   [tags: Papers] 1539 words
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Eruption of Mount Vesuvius Pieces of Art - The Eruption of Vesuvius Sebastian Pether’s piece of work called The Eruption of Vesuvius (1835) combines the silver watery reflection of the moon with the hot red molten lava that is flowing down its mountainsides. Though during Pether’s generation he wasn’t the only one to paint the well-known Mount Vesuvius, Joseph Wright of Derby also painted 30 paintings of the volcano. This art piece is currently located at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The piece is oil media on panel that is framed with a beautifully designed border, where it is hanging on a wall in the one of the rooms, with a one-dimension view....   [tags: oil, moon, lighting] 554 words
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The Importance of Art - Art is a form of human expression. Art can be seen as the artist sleight of hand on his mood. Art is in various media from posters to public wall of which we call “graffiti”. Art is elusive as the use of colors shapes and the surface used adds a new dimension. Art portrays various ideas, feelings such as triumph, love, happiness, sorrow and boredom in loss to mention a few. Art is beauty and creativity. During man’s evolution art has progressed over in its most primitive state up to its most modernized versions today....   [tags: art, history,] 647 words
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Ancient Greek Art - Evidence of Etruscan culture has been identified to exist around 700 B.C.E. Scholars have this information based on the art pieces found. This articles range from sculpture, paintings, pottery, metalwork, and jewelry. Etruscans are considered to be the blueprint of what the Roman culture was and a lot of influence from Greek colonies that lived in Italy was also found. This essay will attempt to describe the style and the techniques used by Etruscan’s. As the dictionary defines style is a distinctive, formal, or characteristic manner of expression in words, music, painting, etc (style, n.d.)....   [tags: Etruscan Style, earring]
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The Conquest of Greece by the Roman Empire and the Success of Mystery Religions - ... 131-132). This is especially true to the mystery religion of Isis. Isis was believed to hold “... the keys of the Underworld and the guarantee of salvation were in the hands of [Isis].” (Apuleius Golden ass ex. 11.1) Moreover, she had “... the power to prolong [one’s] life beyond the bounds fixed for [one] by [one’s] Fate.” (Apuleius Golden ass ex. 11.1) Her divine blessings and protection, therefore, appealed to the military officials, especially frontiers soldiers. Rome’s conquests on the eastern Mediterranean also contributed to the spread of mystery religions in the Roman world....   [tags: military power, culture and traditions] 774 words
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Studying Italian and American Cinema In Rome - From the 24th of May until the 1st of July, I will be traveling to Rome to study Italian and American cinema. My studies will compliment my full immersion into the Italian society. For the duration of the trip I will be staying in apartments near the American University of Rome campus, the campus where I will be taking my classes, and I will be living like a local. In addition to my course work, I will explore Italy through planned group excursions to Florence and Pompeii and through individually planned activities....   [tags: Education/Travel] 783 words
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