Andrew Wallace-Hadrill

Herculaneum Uncovered is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, Director of Research and Honorary Professor of Roman Studies in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge. This wide-ranging conversation covers his fascinating archeological work done in Herculaneum and Pompeii, the politics of excavation, and life in the ancient Roman world.

This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, Historical Value, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:

  1. What We Know – History and geology
  2. Letting Sleeping Dogs Lie – Exploring historical motivations
  3. Exploring Roman Society – Housing, slavery, citizenship and status
  4. Herculaneum vs. Pompeii – Different eyes on the past
  5. The Future of the Past – Excavation, preservation and spending effectively




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Herculaneum Uncovered is also part of the five-part Ideas Roadshow CollectionConversations About History, Volume 1, which is available in both paperback and electronic format.