Escape from Pompeii

An Isabel Soto History Adventure

Author: Terry Collins

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406221643

Category: Pompeii (Extinct city)

Page: 32

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In comic book format, this book follows the adventures of Isabel Soto as she explores the ancient city of Pompeii. Readers can follow Izzy on her journeys and gain knowledge about historical places, eras, and cultures on the way.

Escape from Pompeii

Author: Christina Balit

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books

ISBN: 1845070593

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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When Mount Vesuvius erupts in 79 A.D., Tranio and his friend Livia flee from their homes in Pompeii, Italy, and run to the harbor.

Survivor: Escape from Pompeii

Author: Jim Eldridge

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407177753


Page: 128

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In a brand-new non-fiction series from Scholastic, Survivor: Escape from Pompeii tells the story of a young boy fleeing Pompeii as Mount Vesuvius erupts. This gripping first-hand account is perfect for children studying the Pompeii at school. An exciting story - perfect for readers interested in the Roman history.

Escape from Pompeii

Author: Jim Eldridge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781407170909

Category: Italy

Page: 112

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ESCAPE FROM POMPEII tells the story of a young boy fleeing Pompeii as Mount Vesuvius erupts. This gripping first-hand account is perfect for children studying Pompeii at school. An exciting story - perfect for readers interested in Roman history.

Mt. Vesuvius and the Destruction of Pompeii, A.D. 79

Author: Russell Roberts

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1612288634

Category: Science

Page: 32

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One peaceful August day in A.D. 79, the people of Pompeii were going about their business—baking bread, eating lunch, lounging in the afternoon heat. Suddenly there was a great explosion, and tons of rock, ash, and gas were spewed into the air. Mount Vesuvius was erupting! In just 19 hours, most of the inhabitants were dead, and a layer of ash had buried the city. This is the story of what happened to the advanced city of Pompeii on that fateful day—and how we’ve learned about its people and culture thousands of years later by digging through the deadly ash.



Author: Robert Harris

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641108454

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Pompeji, 79 n. Chr., reichste Stadt der römischen Weltmacht, Oase der Schönen und Mächtigen: Der junge Wasserbaumeister Attilius kommt einer skrupellosen Verschwörung auf die Spur, doch seine Nachforschungen werden überschattet von den unheimlichen Vorzeichen einer drohenden Apokalypse.

From Pompeii

Author: Ingrid D. Rowland

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 067441652X

Category: History

Page: 353

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The calamity that proved lethal for Pompeii inhabitants preserved the city for centuries, leaving behind a snapshot of Roman daily life that has captured the imagination of generations, including Renoir, Freud, Hirohito, Mozart, Dickens, Twain, Rossellini, and Ingrid Bergman. Interwoven is the thread of Ingrid Rowland's own impressions of Pompeii.

Die letzten Tage von Pompeji

Author: Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849605388


Page: 425

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Die letzten Tage von Pompeji (engl. The Last Days of Pompeii) ist ein Roman von Edward Bulwer-Lytton aus dem Jahre 1834. Erzählt wird die Geschichte des jungen, reichen Griechen Glaukus und seiner Geliebten Ione, die um 79 n. Chr. in Pompeji leben. Glaukus, der das Leben eines verwöhnten Adligen führt und seine Tage in der Gesellschaft nichtsnutziger, neureicher Tagediebe wie etwa des Patriziers Clodius und des Freigelassenen Diomed verbringt, ändert seine Lebensweise abrupt, als er der Ione begegnet. Diese ist, wie auch ihr Bruder Apäcides, ein Mündel des ägyptischen Zauberpriesters Arbaces, der sie begehrt. Apäcides, von Arbaces in der ägyptischen Religion unterwiesen, ist enttäuscht von dem technischen Mummenschanz, mit dem Arbaces die Gläubigen beeindruckt, und wendet sich dem Christentum zu ... (aus Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem elektronischen Lesegerät. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors.

City on Fire

A Novel of Pompeii

Author: Tracy Higley

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1401687539

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Previously released as Pompeii. As Vesuvius churns, a slave girl-turned-gladiator joins forces with an unlikely source to seek justice. In the coastal town of Pompeii, a new gladiator prepares to fight. But this gladiator hides a deadly secret: she’s a runaway Jewish slave girl named Ariella, disguised as a young boy. A savvy fighter, Ariella determines to triumph in the arena, knowing her life will be forfeit should anyone uncover the truth. Cato, a wealthy politician, moved to Pompeii after tiring of the corruption in Rome. But he soon learns that Pompeii is just as corrupt, and if he doesn’t play the game, his family could pay the price. Determined to bring about justice for the citizens of Pompeii, Cato searches for allies. But what he discovers instead is a confounding group of Christians . . . and a young female gladiator whose fame is growing daily. Political unrest reaches a boiling point as Christians are jailed and executed, and the mountain in the distance threatens to destroy the city with its river of fire. Cato and Ariella must act quickly and courageously to save their loved ones before all is lost.

Escape from Church, Inc.

Author: E. Glenn Wagner

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310861837

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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A call for pastors to return to their biblical calling as shepherds. Escape from Church, Inc. calls pastor-leaders away from the business executive model of doing church and back to the model of a caring shepherd who tends his sheep. Wagner offers a practical and biblically sound view of how pastors can become all God intended them to be and guides them into new vision, new values, and a new way of pastoring that begins not with doing, but with seeing and being.

Havens of Pompeii

Some Things Always Survive

Author: Nicoline Louw

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462019730

Category: Fiction

Page: 534

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After spending seven fruitless years training as a gladiator, Valerus Claudius Cascus returns from Rome to his hometown of Herculaneum. Upon his arrival, he delivers his father the gift of three dancing girls-one of whom is Flavia, a slave from Briton, a secret member of the Christian faith. Valerus finds himself drawn to the shy and withdrawn Flavia, and her ambition and dedication lead him to a new way of looking at the world and his life. As their worlds slowly intertwine-initially as friends and then as lovers-Valerus becomes blatantly aware that Flavia is first and foremost his father's slave and he can do with her as he pleases. In a heroic attempt to protect Flavia, he soon begins to work toward liberating her from her cruel fate. Unfortunately, neither Valerus nor Flavia suspect the imminent danger that lies beneath the mountain that first brought them together. In this historical tale based on real-life events, a Christian slave and a free Roman fight to keep their love alive-even as the world erupts around them. Some things will always survive.

The shadow of Vesuvius

Author: Eilís Dillon

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers

ISBN: 9780840765697

Category: Slavery

Page: 159

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A Greek slave of a Roman artisan plans his escape from the city of Pompeii amid ominous signs of the approaching eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.


Author: Alex Butterworth,Ray Laurence

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780220545

Category: History

Page: 432

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A visceral history of Pompeii - the living city brought back to life. This startling new book concentrates on the twenty years between 59 and 79AD, thus beginning with the earthquake which all but destroyed Pompeii and ending with the volcanic eruption which has become part of our collective popular imagination. Alex Butterworth and Ray Laurence have synthesised the latest research into Pompeii to bring this period of flux and instability back to life. By concentrating on key members from each strata of Pompeiian society we are plunged into the everyday life of a city rebuilding itself, in the knowledge that it will all be for nothing when Vesuvius erupts. So we follow Suedius Clemens who has been sent by Vespasian to settle disputes over land; Decimus Satrius Lucretius Valens who is set to join Pompeii's elite magistrates following the death of his protector; the Vettii brothers who were fabulously rich and ostentacious dealers in wine and perfume; Pherusa, the runaway slave; lusty young Rustus who is contemplating parricide...


The Life of a Roman Town

Author: Mary Beard

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847650643

Category: History

Page: 368

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WINNER OF THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE 2008 'The world's most controversial classicist debunks our movie-style myths about the Roman town with meticulous scholarship and propulsive energy' Laura Silverman, Daily Mail The ruins of Pompeii, buried by an explosion of Vesuvius in 79 CE, offer the best evidence we have of everyday life in the Roman empire. This remarkable book rises to the challenge of making sense of those remains, as well as exploding many myths: the very date of the eruption, probably a few months later than usually thought; or the hygiene of the baths which must have been hotbeds of germs; or the legendary number of brothels, most likely only one; or the massive death count, maybe less than ten per cent of the population. An extraordinary and involving portrait of an ancient town, its life and its continuing re-discovery, by Britain's favourite classicist.

Escape from Vesuvius

Author: Jo Foster,Scoular Anderson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330449007

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 148

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History spy Charlie Cartwright goes back in time to ancient Pompeii to find out what happened on the day of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, in a book with facts about clothing, entertainment, and daily life in ancient Rome.