Pompeii and the Roman Villa

Pompeii and the Roman Villa
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384
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9780500514368
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Thames and Hudson
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Поступления - 2009 г. - Январь - Июль
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From the second centuryвс onward, prominent Romans retreated to their villas around the Bay of Naples, a popular holiday spot for relaxation and relief from the pressures of business. The picturesque bay provided an ideal setting in which to read and write, exercise, enjoy the gardens, admire the views and entertain friends. Julius Caesar, Caligula, Claudius and Nero all built seaside villas in Baiae; the emperor Augustus holidayed in Surrentum, Capreae and Pausilypon, and Tiberius retiredto Capreae. The richly decorated imperial villas set high artistic standards in the region, and the sculptors and painters whom the emperors employed found clients among the urban and suburban elite in Pompeii and Herculaneum, Stabiae and Oplontis. The magnificent contents of these sumptuously appointed villas and town houses are the subject of Pompeii and the Roman Villa, and with them the breadth and richness of cultural and artistic life that thrived around the Bay of Naples before...

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