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Interactive video lesson plan for: 4. Civic Life Interrupted: Nightmare and Destiny on August 24, A.D. 79

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Roman Architecture (HSAR 252)

Professor Kleiner explores the civic, commercial, and religious buildings of Pompeii, an overview made possible only because of an historical happenstance--the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, which buried the city at the height of its development. While the lecture features the resort town's public architecture--its forum, basilica, temples, amphitheater, theater, and bath complexes--Professor Kleiner also describes such fixtures of daily life as a bakery and a fast food restaurant. The lecture culminates with a brief overview of tomb architecture in Pompeii and a moving account of what happened to the inhabitants of the city of Pompeii when disaster struck.

00:00 - Chapter 1. Introduction to Pompeii and the Citys History
11:08 - Chapter 2. The Early Settlement and the Forum at Pompeii
21:37 - Chapter 3. The Capitolium and Basilica of Pompeii
30:33 - Chapter 4. Pompeiis Entertainment District: The Amphitheater, Theater, and Music Hall
46:00 - Chapter 5. Bath Complexes at Pompeii
58:28 - Chapter 6. Daily Life and the Eruption of Vesuvius

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses

This course was recorded in Spring 2009.

Tagged under: Basilica,Tribunal,Arena,Velarium,Cuneus,Vomitoria,Porticus,Palestra,Piscina,Apodyterium,Caldarium,Frigidarium,Tepidarium,Hypocaust,Thermopolium

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