Bonus Weekend Read: “Pompeii: A Captivating Guide”

Hi, everyone. From time to time, I like to give readers a peek into my research process. Here’s a book I read recently while working on Pompeii Fire.

Pompeii: A Captivating Guide to the City in Ancient Rome That Was Buried Because of the Eruption of Mount Vesuvius during the Rule of the Roman EmpirePompeii: A Captivating Guide to the City in Ancient Rome That Was Buried Because of the Eruption of Mount Vesuvius during the Rule of the Roman Empire by Captivating History
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This little book is an excellent overview of Pompeii, ranging in subject matter from topography to daily life. It is three years old, so it lacks some of the latest discoveries. However, author Matt Clayton still did a good job of introducing the ancient city and its destruction.

Clayton cites numerous Roman historians, including Suetonius and Cassius Dio, in the text. He also includes numerous photographs to help bring the text to life.

I would call this a good starting place rather than a definitive work, but it’s still worth reading.

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