Essays Tagged: "Pompeii"

History of Advertising

nd were usually very eye catching. Archaeologists have found signs in the ruins of ancient Rome and Pompeii which advertised travelers to go to a tavern situated in another town.In about the 1440's th ...

(2 pages) 190 2 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

The life of a family in Ancient Pompei

The life of one family deduced by the ruins of their house in Pompeii.The House of the Faun is the largest house inside the walls of Pompeii, that has been found ... surrounding houses, as it took up a whole block. The house is situated near the political centre of Pompeii, known as The Forum. This shows us that the family must have been wealthy, well respected wi ... either stick out or make it seem that the room is on a slope, it is one of the few great mosaics in Pompeii. As not all of the room remains, we can not tell whether there were any frescoes or mosaics ...

(6 pages) 27 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Hurricanes and their effects on Louisiana: a paper about coastal erosion on the coasts of Louisiana

Pompeii was destroyed by a volcano in 79 A.D, on February 7 , in 1812 the New Madrid earthquake caus ...

(5 pages) 71 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

The History of the Vesuvious Volcano.

ory. A dragon only takes gold, jewels, and the occasional princess, but this volcano took 2 cities (Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79 A.D.), the lives of over 10,000 people, and for three years (1883-5) t ...

(1 pages) 28 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

What does archaeological evidence reveal about how people in Pompeii and Herculaneum lived?

for it: Fortuna. It was surely thanks to the intervention of the goddess Fortuna that the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum ever again were to be seen in the light of day. For archaeologists, it is ce ... lives of the towns' citizens."Hail Profit!" This piece of graffito at the House of Vedius Siricus (Pompeii) captures the essence of daily life in Pompeii (and to lesser extant Herculaneum). While fin ...

(6 pages) 49 0 4.3 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

Four Styles of Wall Paintings.

Most paintings from the Roman era have been found in Pompeii and Herculaneum, and many other towns in the Bay of Naples. There are four different Pompeia ... with a horizontal border at the top. An example of this type of painting is the House of Sallust in Pompeii.The second Pompeian style of wall painting began in Rome in the earlier years of the first c ... , bridges, rocks, shepherds' huts, shepards, and also an occasional sheep, goat, or cow. A house at Pompeii that was excavated in the 1970's had a room that had paintings of trees, flowers, birds in a ...

(2 pages) 35 1 2.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Art Essays

The Destruction of Pompeii (works cited throughout the essay).

In the city of Pompeii on the morning of August 24, 79 CE, everyday life was commencing as usual. The stirrings of ... -Hadrill, "It was not until around midnight that the first pyroclastic surges and flows occurred" ("Pompeii: Portents of Disaster"). A pyroclastic flow is a ground-hugging avalanche of pumice, rock fr ... le in the region. Three cities were hit hard by the eruption - Stabiae, Herculaneum, and of course, Pompeii. The latter two were demolished, but Pompeii was unquestionably the hardest hit. It is hard ...

(3 pages) 37 0 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Pompeii: Some primary sources for pompeii and descriptions of thier purpose. On funeral and burial practices

emple of JupiterAt the northern side of the Forum is the Temple of Jupiter. Built in 150 B.C it was Pompeii's main temple. A Capitolium in structure and in pure Italic style, the temple was constructe ... ing the worship of the gods. The information this temple provides is what and how did the people of Pompeii worshipped their gods and how sacrifices were performed by the priest. These things would he ...

(5 pages) 23 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Roman weapons

ght that this weapon was based on swords Celtic warriors were using against the Romans in Spain.The Pompeii sword was in good use by the first century AD and continued well into the second century. Th ... Blade widths average between 1 to 2 inches with the length of the sword being 16 to 20 inches. The Pompeii sword is equally suited for stabbing at close range. (Butterfield 11)Mainz swords have a bla ...

(12 pages) 40 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

In this scene from Act 3 Antony's attitude is different than in later parts of the play. How are these differences shown and how does this extract link with other parts of the tragedy "Julius Ceasar"?

love to Caesar and how sorrowful and heart broken he is that the mighty Caesar now lies dead under Pompeii's feet.At the start of the play, Mark Antony's character is that of friend to Caesar. Antony ...

(3 pages) 19 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

"Ancient Civilizations: Rome and Pompeii" 2002. DVD Review

ary also touches briefly on the daily life of a typical Roman, stopping for a brief minute to visit Pompeii. It is clear that the aim of this film was to inspire awe and wonder in the audience, howeve ... d a holiday for all, in addition to the Senators and state officials.The film also had a section on Pompeii, which would have been very interesting and informative had the viewer never heard of the ci ...

(4 pages) 901 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Julius Casear

.C. He then made an alliance now known as the "First Triumvirate" with two strong military leaders, Pompeii and Crassus. This First Triumvirate was very important in Rome's history.When Crassus died t ... portant in Rome's history.When Crassus died the two remaining triumvirs were at each other's heads. Pompeii had an army in the southern part of the Italian peninsula, including Rome. Caesar was in cha ...

(5 pages) 14 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Every day life in Pompeii and Herculaneum

Leisure Activities:In both Pompeii and Herculaneum, entertainment came in many forms. People could attend the theatre, people c ... g board games with dice, reciting poetry or playing music. From excavations of both Herculaneum and Pompeii, numerous taverns have been discovered, four public baths in Pompeii and two public baths in ... mpeii and two public baths in Herculaneum have been discovered, and two theatres have been found in Pompeii and one theatre in Herculaneum. There is one large amphitheatre in Pompeii but thus far no a ...

(9 pages) 37 0 5.0 Jul/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

Erotic Art and Pornography

employed to beautify the walls of rooms sacred to bacchanalian orgies, instances of which exist in Pompeii. This was the beginning of what today refers to categorical pictures in universal. While som ... ewing sexually open substances ordinarily was a Victorian construct.When large-scale excavations of Pompeii were embarked on in the 1860s, much of the erotic art of the Romans came to light, appalling ...

(9 pages) 65 1 5.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers

The ancient city

The Ancient City Pompeii "How democratic was Pompeian politics?" In order to answer the above question, it is first n ... r at first appraisal to hardly be democratic at all. Certainly, it can be said that the politics of Pompeii in particular and by extension the politics of Roman society as a whole do not meet the mode ... owever, such a modern, Western idea of democracy was one that was entirely alien to the citizens of Pompeii and to the citizens of many ancient civilizations. Therefore, the nature of Pompeian politic ...

(2 pages) 681 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science


nce, erotic paintings dating from the 1st century A.D. cover walls in the ruins of volcano-engulfed Pompeii. Pornography was widespread in medieval Europe but found expression mainly in doggerel and s ...

(6 pages) 39 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

Analysis of Robert Harris' Pompeii

The Water Runs Through It Robert Harris? Pompeii is thoroughly researched, informative, and filled with suspense. Attilius, the Aquarius and ... , as they called it: the mother line ? suckled no fewer than nine towns around the Bay of Neopolis: Pompeii first, at the end of a long spur, then Nola, Acerrae, Atella, Neapolis, Puteoli, Cumae, Baia ... lfth, it was their turn.? (48) This is particularly disturbing to Attilius because of the fact that Pompeii is the first town on the matrix.The matrix consists of four groups of pyramids around a roof ...

(6 pages) 4523 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Why was the Roman Army so Successful?

as when slashing, "it is impossible to avoid exposing the right arm and side". This picture shows a Pompeii style sword, which was on Trajan's Column: Trajan had the column made in around 100 AD to co ...

(7 pages) 4489 0 0.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers

Explain the impact of trade and commerce to the life of the people and towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Explain the impact of trade and commerce to the life of the people and towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum.It is only through the extensive evidence found throughout archaeological ex ... t we have a clear idea about the flourishing commercial and trade activity in the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Through the hundreds of houses, shops, art-works, workshops and road surfac ... ets and boats depict how essential fishing was and it is plausible that this was the main industry. Pompeii had an extensive involvement in the sea trade, in which it’s geographical positioning p ...

(5 pages) 16 0 4.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Art and Lesiure in Ancient Pompeii

Pompeii is a partially buried Roman city near the modern day Naples in the Italy. It is situated in ... n the territory of the contemporary town of Pompei. Along with nearby Herculaneum, its sister city, Pompeii was completely buried under a 20 metre layer of ash and pumice during the long catastrophic ... f the infamous Volcano Mount Vesuvius spanning two days in August 79AD. In 1748 the Ancient city of Pompeii was discovered by accident and recent excavation has shown the city (in ancient times) to ha ...

(4 pages) 1081 0 0.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: History Term Papers