Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum...


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Author  Andrew Wallace-Hadrill
Publisher  Princeton University Press
Publication Date   May 2, 1994
ISBN  0691069875
Pages  244

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As Wallace-Hadrill remarks in his preface, `according to the recommendations of the teachers of oratory, the house should serve as a storehouse of memories'. By examining the archaeological evidence from over two hundred houses in Pompeii and Herculaneum, Roman texts, and comparative material from other cultures he tries to unlock these memories, asking such questions as how organisation of space and the use of decoration helped structure social relationships, how the world of work related to that of pleasure, and how widely did the luxuries of the rich spread among the houses of craftsmen and shopkeepers.

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