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Eros in Pompeii: The Erotic Art Collection of the Museum of Naples
First published as EROTIC ART IN POMPEII in 1975 by Octopus Books, the extensive historical and social background text, accompanied by 159 full colour photographs of this collection of bronzes, statues, wall paintings and everyday objects contributes to our understanding of the lifestyle and sensual philosophy of an ancient Roman people.
Paperback, 169 pages
Published August 1st 1997 by Stewart, Tabori, & Chang
(first published December 31st 1975)
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Michael did such a nice job with this book. I think it's one of his titles that, at the time, brought his name a bit more into the limelight and popularized archaeology for a while. Great background information, photography and examples.
Michael Grant was an English classisist, numismatist, and author of numerous popular books on ancient history. His 1956 translation of Tacitus’s Annals of Imperial Rome remains a standard of the work. He once described himself as "one of the very few freelances in the field of ancient history: a rare phenomenon". As a popularizer, his hallmarks were his prolific output and his unwillingness to ove ...moreMore about Michael Grant...