Ashen Sky - The Letters of Pliny the Younger on the Eruption of Vesuvius (Hardback)
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Ashen Sky - The Letters of Pliny the Younger on the Eruption of Vesuvius (Hardback)

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Hardback 40 Pages / Published: 15/11/2007
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Pliny the Younger (C61-112AD) was a Roman official and writer. He has become famous for his two letters to the historian Tacitus, which detail his eye-witness account of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD which took the life of his uncle, Pliny the Elder."Ashen Sky" presents readers with a translation of Pliny's letters, accompanied by stunning black-and-white engravings by acclaimed artist Barry Moser, that magnificently illustrate the various descriptions found in the letters. Also included is a brief description of the eruption of the volcano, concise biographies of Tacitus, and of both Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Younger, as well as a summary of how the texts of the two letters have survived until today.

Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
ISBN: 9780892369003
Number of pages: 40
Weight: 414 g
Dimensions: 264 x 228 x 9 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Moser's jagged images capture the eerie moments before, during, and after the eruption, from which the solidified ghosts of Pompeii's fleeing inhabitants emerged as artifacts almost 2,000 years later."--"Archaeology Magazine"


"Dramatic and vivid best describe these evocative engraved wood block illustrations."--"Library Journal"


""Ashen Sk""y" is an addition as beautiful as it is necessary to anyone's Vesuvian library."--"Easy Reader"


""Ashen Sky" will enthrall anyone with an interest in Roman history and the eruption of Mount Vesuvius."--"History in Review"


Moser s jagged images capture the eerie moments before, during, and after the eruption, from which the solidified ghosts of Pompeii s fleeing inhabitants emerged as artifacts almost 2,000 years later. "Archaeology Magazine""


Dramatic and vivid best describe these evocative engraved wood block illustrations. "Library Journal""


"Ashen Sk""y" is an addition as beautiful as it is necessary to anyone s Vesuvian library. "Easy Reader""


"Ashen Sky" will enthrall anyone with an interest in Roman history and the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. "History in Review""


Moser s jagged images capture the eerie moments before, during, and after the eruption, from which the solidified ghosts of Pompeii s fleeing inhabitants emerged as artifacts almost 2,000 years later. Archaeology Magazine

"

Dramatic and vivid best describe these evocative engraved wood block illustrations. Library Journal

"

Ashen Sky is an addition as beautiful as it is necessary to anyone s Vesuvian library. Easy Reader

"

Ashen Sky will enthrall anyone with an interest in Roman history and the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. History in Review

"

"Moser's jagged images capture the eerie moments before, during, and after the eruption, from which the solidified ghosts of Pompeii's fleeing inhabitants emerged as artifacts almost 2,000 years later."--Archaeology Magazine


"Dramatic and vivid best describe these evocative engraved wood block illustrations."--Library Journal


"Ashen Sky is an addition as beautiful as it is necessary to anyone's Vesuvian library."--Easy Reader


"Ashen Sky will enthrall anyone with an interest in Roman history and the eruption of Mount Vesuvius."--History in Review


-Moser's jagged images capture the eerie moments before, during, and after the eruption, from which the solidified ghosts of Pompeii's fleeing inhabitants emerged as artifacts almost 2,000 years later.---Archaeology Magazine


-Dramatic and vivid best describe these evocative engraved wood block illustrations.---Library Journal


-Ashen Sky is an addition as beautiful as it is necessary to anyone's Vesuvian library.---Easy Reader


-Ashen Sky will enthrall anyone with an interest in Roman history and the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.---History in Review

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