Pompeii Paper - Brian Lehman-Lyng GENED 110/15/05 Library...

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Brian Lehman-Lyng GENED 110/ SEC 27 11/15/05 Library Research Project Pompeii One of the most amazing discoveries in history is the unearthing of Pompeii. The phenomenon of the preservation of an entire city for hundreds of years is incredible. The city of Pompeii was located in Italy and is situated south of Rome. A catastrophic volcanic eruption by Mt. Vesuvius destroyed and covered the cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii. During the numerous eruptions, 75 feet of ash deposited by a pyroclastic flow covered the city and persevered everything in its path. This prodigious event has led scientist, historians, and professors to what life and culture were in ancient times and other leads in many sciences. With the new discoveries and theories that have been made recently have created additional sources on the city Pompeii. In “Pompeii, Public and Private Life” (1998), Paul Zanker, describes the several aspects of Pompeii’s culture and society. The main point of the book portrays the cuisine, how the city fit with Roman ideologies, and the artwork and townscape of the city. The book is comprised of these three points and is a translation from Italian and German languages from 1993. There is no real thesis statement but the author presses the issue that “more books and articles of Pompeii have appeared in the last ten years and little excavation of new buildings has progressed but the attempt to dig below the levels of A.D. 79 to discover more history of houses (Zanker, Preface).” The author was able to retain the information by making his own theories from studying the actual Pompeii site. He was able to draw his conclusions by thoroughly making conclusions by old artifacts and what remained of the city. He did note ten sources where he retained some of his
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background information and retrieved manuscripts to make theories. This was stated throughout the book, including the preface and reference section. These sources are very
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This essay was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course GENED 110 taught by Professor Chan during the Fall '06 term at Washington State University .

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