The Wonders of Pompeii

Cover image for

Download


Author: Marc Monnier
Published: 1871
Language: English
Wordcount: 51,296 / 159 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 46.2
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 402
Added to site: 2005.12.13
mnybks.net#: 11792
Genre: History
Excerpt

Senate hesitated a long time before they allowed the city to be rebuilt and the deserted district to be re-peopled. The Pompeians at last returned; but the decurions wished to make the restoration of the place a complete rejuvenation. The columns of the Forum speedily reappeared, but with capitals in the fashion of the day; the Corinthian-Roman order, adopted almost everywhere, changed the style of the monuments; the old shafts covered with stucco were patched up for the new topwork they were to receive, and the Oscan inscriptions disappeared. From all this there sprang great blunders in an artistic point of view, but a uniformity and consistency that please those who are fond of monuments and cities of one continuous derivation. Taste loses, but harmony gains thereby, and you pass in review a collective totality of edifices that bear their age upon their fronts, and give a very exact and vivid idea of what a municeps a Roman colony must have been in the time of Vespasian.

They went to work, then,

Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2006.11.13
Neil
*****

The writing here is fresher than any modern travel book, even though this gem was written in 1871. Monnier's enthusiasm for Pompeii comes through so clearly, you'll feel you're sitting next to him, marveling at the ruins.


(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for The Wonders of Pompeii by Marc Monnier - Free eBook

Astray in Couper

Matty Cruz Adventure Book 1
R. Marquez

When the economic downturn ends Matty Cruz’s co... Read more

Cover image for The Wonders of Pompeii by Marc Monnier - Free eBook

Loose Ends

A California Corwin P. I. Mystery
David VanDyke

"Loose Ends was a great read, if you're looking... Read more

Cover image for The Wonders of Pompeii by Marc Monnier - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for The Wonders of Pompeii by Marc Monnier - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for The Wonders of Pompeii by Marc Monnier - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for The Wonders of Pompeii by Marc Monnier - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

The Art of War
by Sun Tzu
Forty-Six Years in the Army
by John M. Schofield
Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark
by Jens Christian Aaberg
The Age of Invention
by Holland Thompson
''Abe'' Lincoln's Yarns and Stories
by Alexander K. McClure

See more popular titles from this genre.