Full Core Study Notes

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Core Study: Herculaneum and Pompeii

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SURVEY 5 • The geographical setting and natural features of Campania. 5 • The eruption of AD 79 and its impact on Pompeii and Herculaneum. 6 • Representations of Pompeii and Herculaneum over time. 8 • Early discoveries and the changing nature of excavations in the 19th and 20th centuries. 8 o The economy: role of the forum, trade, commerce, industries, occupations. 12 o The social structure: men, women, freedmen, slaves. 15 o Local political life: decuriones, magistrates, comitium. 22 o Everyday life: housing, leisure activities, food and dining, clothing, health, baths, water supply, sanitation. 23 o Religion: household gods, temples, foreign cults and religions, tombs. 28 o The influence of Greek and Egyptian cultures: art and architecture. 30 RECONSTRUCTING AND CONSERVING THE PAST 31 • Changing interpretations: impact of new research and technologies. 31 • Issues of conservation and reconstruction: Italian and international contributions and responsibilities. 32 • Ethical issues: excavation and conservation, study and display of human remains. 35 • Value and impact of tourism: problems and solutions. 35 VOCABULARY – CORE STUDY 36

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