AD 79: the 'other' accounts

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Students sitting the NSW HSC Ancient history examination n 2006 will be mightily familiar with Pliny the Younger’s two letters to Tacitus on the subject of Vesuvius’ eruption and of his uncle’s death (Letters 6.16 & 20). There are, of course, other accounts. Paleogeologists and volcanologists have now essayed a narrative of events which can even distinguish a different sequence of events in different districts of Pompeii.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-36
Number of pages36
JournalAncient history : resources for teachers
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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