Tuesday 24 August 2010

Volcano Day (or not)

Today is supposedly the day that Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. So I just want to point out, to those of you who didn't already know it, that we don't know this for sure! This was the subject of my first ever post on Blogging Pompeii. Here is some of the bibliography on the topic, for those of you who are interested:

Ruggiero, M. ‘Della eruzione del Vesuvio nell’ anno LXXIX.’ In Pompei e la regione sotterrata dal Vesuvio nell’ anno LXXIX (Naples, 1879), 1 – 33.

Pappalardo, U. ‘L’eruzione pliniana del Vesuvio del 79 d.C.: Ercolano.’ In C. Albore-Livadie (ed), Volcanology and Archaeology (Strasbourg, 1990), 197 – 215.

Ciarallo, A.M. and De Carolis, E. ‘La data dell’ eruzione’. Rivista di Studi Pompeiani 9 (1998), 63 – 73.

Stefani, G. ‘La vera data dell’ eruzione’ Archeo, 260 (October, 2006), 10 – 13. 

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