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The Villa Of The Papyri At Herculaneum

Author : Mantha Zarmakoupi
ISBN : 9783110203882
Genre : History
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The Villa of the Papyri is a unique archaeological site and has been very influential in the field of classical studies. The papyri (the only intact library to survive from Greco-Roman antiquity) and bronze sculptures found in the villa have contributed to our knowledge of the ancient world and the villa has become for us the "ideal model" of Roman luxury villa culture. This volume brings together papers delivered by experts in various fields. Topics treated include the Villa's architecture, decoration, and content (i.e., wall-paintings, sculptures, and papyri); their reception since the 18th century; and the current state of knowledge based on the recent partial excavations in the Villa, presented here in English for the first time. Furthermore, the use of digital models of the Villa that incorporate the data from the new excavations and a discussion on the ways in which such models may be used for educational and research purposes are also presented.
Category: History

The Villa

Author : M. Warnasuriya
ISBN : 9781796080872
Genre : Fiction
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Jason and Susan Smith have been married for two years. They live a quiet life in an apartment with their cat, Penny. Jason is a cardiologist and Susan is a homemaker with the dream of becoming a writer. To surprise his wife, Jason purchases a four-story villa in the mountains, overlooking the beach. Susan is enthralled by the beauty and extravagance of her new home, which also happens to be over a century old. Little does she know, however, that the house has a dark past, that of suffering and death, which has given rise to angry spirits that dwell within and beyond its walls. Susan, who is expecting a child, is desperate to find out why these spirits are terrorizing her home and their lives. In her quest for answers, she stumbles upon a set of old journals in the attic and begins reading them. As she reads, things become clear, and Susan begins to unravel the truth behind the hauntings. Will she be able to put these spirits to rest and save her beloved home?
Category: Fiction

The Villa

Author : Maureen Burton-Bukhari
ISBN : 9781460279045
Genre : Fiction
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After her husband’s violent death on the rocky shores of their quiet fishing village home, Hannah is plagued by horrifying and confusing nightmares that make her question everything she knows about herself and the night that changed her life forever. When she decides to befriend an outsider to the town, in the hopes of shaking off the depression and grief that have lasted for more than a year, there’s no way she can predict the story this intriguing stranger will tell... Claiming to be one of the mythological muses, daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne, and mother of the siren responsible for her husband’s death, the visitor invites the young widow to Saudi Arabia, to stay at what has been the family’s private sanctuary for countless generations: The Villa. http://MaureenBurtonBukhari.com
Category: Fiction

The Villa

Author : Rosanna Ley
ISBN : 9781780875057
Genre : Fiction
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THE #1 KINDLE BESTSELLER. An unforgettable story set off the sun-soaked coast of Sicily for fans of Dinah Jefferies, Victoria Hislop and Santa Montefiore. 'The perfect holiday companion' - Heat 'The ultimate feel-good read' - Candis 'Sun-soaked escapism' - Best ********** When Tess Angel receives a solicitor's letter inviting her to claim her inheritance - the Villa Sirena, perched on a clifftop in Sicily - she is stunned. Her only link to the island is through her mother, Flavia, who left Sicily during World War II and cut all contact with her family. When Tess goes to Sicily, Flavia realises the secrets from her past are about to be revealed and decides to try to explain her actions. Meanwhile, Tess' teenage daughter Ginny is stressed by college, by her blooming sexuality and filled with questions that she longs to ask her father, if only she knew where he was... ******** SEE WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT ROSANNA LEY: 'An impeccably researched and deftly written narrative that kept me hooked until the end' - Kathryn Hughes, bestselling author of The Letter 'Loved it from start to finish. A brilliant holiday read' - Amazon reviewer 'Perfect for fans of Santa Montefiore, Victoria Hislop and Leah Fleming' - Candis 'On so many levels a fantastic read' - Amazon reviewer 'A fascinating story with engaging themes' - Dinah Jefferies, bestselling author of The Tea Planter's Wife 'Warm, enthralling, one of my favourite authors' - Amazon reviewer
Category: Fiction

The Villa

Author : Nora Roberts
ISBN : 9780748110186
Genre : Fiction
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Sophia is the pride of the Giambelli clan and a vital player in the family's celebrated winery. But things are about to change at Villa Giambelli. Family matriarch Tereza has announced a surprise merger with the MacMillan family's winery. As a savvy businesswoman, Sophia knows she must be ready for anything - but she isn't prepared for Tyler MacMillan. They've been ordered to work closely together to ensure the merger goes through smoothly. But as they toil together, both in and out of the fields, Sophia finds herself increasingly torn between professional rivalry and a powerful attraction. And when the business and the family are threatened by disturbing acts of sabotage, Sophia realises her quest isn't just for dominance, but survival... 'Nora Roberts is a superstar' New York Times 'The most successful novelist on Planet Earth' Washington Post
Category: Fiction

The Villa Rouge

Author : Maggie Ross
ISBN : 9781848665781
Genre : Fiction
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Morgan Perincall's marriage is already disintegrating when her husband volunteers for service in France. Dazed by his desertion, she sends their children west to safety, and leaves London for the dubious sanctuary of her childhood home, the Villa Rouge. Situated on the East coast, it is vulnerable to German attack. Caught between the open hostility of her father's housekeeper and the suffocating affection of Charlie, who for all his enthusiasm is not fit for service, Morgan's days are brightened by the arrival of an R.A.F. squadron - a chance to relive the romances of her wilder youth. But the fall of Dunkirk brings a sobering taste of defeat, and the Battle of Britain soon sees the once-carefree pilots fighting for their lives, their country. With danger drawing ever closer, and the secrets of her past beginning to unravel, Morgan discovers that sometimes the best intentions can leave the darkest legacies.
Category: Fiction

The Villa Dei Papiri At Herculaneum

Author : Carol C. Mattusch
ISBN : 0892367229
Genre : Art
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The Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum-buried during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79, then rediscovered in 1750-contained a large collection of bronze and marble statuary and busts. Before they were published or exhibited, the sculptures were restored so as to appear whole: it is thus that they helped to shape early modern tastes in classical sculpture. The book describes the nature of the ancient sculptures and their impact on the modern public. Their chance discovery affected the interpretation of the statues-their styles and subjects-over the course of the next 250 years. The ancient sculptures were copied extensively in reproductions of various sizes and patinas. The author traces the popularity of these copies in Europe and America. Also presented in the book is a technical study of the production techniques and materials of the sculptures, as well as of their modern restoration history. Scientific analyses and detailed photographs reveal both how the pieces were cast and pieced together in antiquity and how they were restored in the eighteenth century. Even though this collection has been known for two and a half centuries, this book covers for the first time the eclectic nature of the sculptures, their acutual condition, and their quality, pointing in some cases to mass production.
Category: Art

Easter At The Villa Victoria

Author : Iain Gordon
ISBN : 9781785897443
Genre : Fiction
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It is 1995 and the Morton-Stewarts assemble at the ‘Villa Victoria’ in Antibes, which has been in their family since 1880. The purpose of the gathering is to discuss the future of the house and of the two elderly aunts who, apart from their internment during the war, have lived there all their lives.
Category: Fiction

Up At The Villa

Author : W. Somerset Maugham
ISBN : 9781409078135
Genre : Fiction
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Mary Panton walls up her desires in a beautiful villa high up in the hills above Florence, as she calmly contemplates her disastrous marriage. But a single act of compassion begins a nightmare of violence that shatters her serenity. She turns for help to the notorious Rowley Flint, and through him comes to realise that to deny love, with all its passions and risks, is to deny life itself.
Category: Fiction

The Villa Triste

Author : Lucretia Grindle
ISBN : 9781447201076
Genre : Fiction
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Florence, 1943. Two sisters, Isabella and Caterina Cammaccio, find themselves surrounded by terror and death; and with Italy trapped under the heel of a brutal Nazi occupation, bands of Partisans rise up. Soon Isabella and Caterina will test their wits and deepest beliefs as never before. As the winter grinds on, they will be forced to make the most important decisions of their lives. Their choices will reverberate for decades. In the present day, Alessandro Pallioti, a senior policeman agrees to oversee a murder investigation, after it emerges the victim was once a Partisan hero. When the case begins to unravel, Pallioti finds himself working to uncover a crime lost in the twilight of war, the consequences of which are as deadly today as they were over sixty years ago. ‘Grindle vividly evokes Florence as few tourists see it . . . Here is the perfect summer holiday read’ Literary Review ‘Grindle saves her best story-weaving to the thrilling denouement that creates a surprise as unexpected and delicious as the finest Florentine cuisine’ Daily Express
Category: Fiction

The Villa Girls

Author : Nicky Pellegrino
ISBN : 9781409122272
Genre : Fiction
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Four friends, a sun-drenched escape, and a holiday that will change everything... THE VILLA GIRLS is the story of four young women who decide that wherever they are in the world and whatever they're doing they'll meet every few years for a holiday together somewhere sunny. Despite life taking them in very different directions, their snatched days in the sun in little hidden villas are crucial to them all. Escape, celebration, recovery - over the years the holidays change their lives. Rosie was always the odd one out - initially only invited as the others felt sorry for her, but it seems that in the end, she might be the one whose life is touched the most by her villa days. For it's there that she meets Enzo. The eldest son of an olive oil dynasty in southern Italy, he is being groomed to take over one day as head of the family. Rosie and Enzo have a holiday romance that seems set to become something more serious until she discovers he is not entirely what he seems. Years later they meet again and this time Rosie must decide how much she is prepared to compromise for the sake of love...
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The Garden Of The Villa Mollini

Author : Rose Tremain
ISBN : 9781407019048
Genre : Fiction
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From the author of The Gustav Sonata A stunning collection of stories: wide-reaching in subject and setting, each beautifully evoked and brilliantly imagined. Renowned opera singer Antonio Mollini begins construction on what he hopes will be the most beautiful garden in Italy, unaware that its development will have tragic consequence for both him, and his series of lovers. Elsewhere, a farmer's son has high hopes for his inheritance, a young girl dreams of following in the footsteps of a famous arsonist, and the pressure of the annual Gardening Cup exerts a heavy toll on seventeen-year-old Dougie. Over a million Rose Tremain books sold ‘A writer of exceptional talent ... Tremain is a writer who understands every emotion’ Independent I ‘There are few writers out there with the dexterity or emotional intelligence to rival that of the great Rose Tremain’ Irish Times ‘Tremain has the painterly genius of an Old Master, and she uses it to stunning effect’ The Times ‘Rose Tremain is one of the very finest British novelists’ Salman Rushdie ‘Tremain is a writer of exemplary vision and particularity. The fictional world is rendered with extraordinary vividness’ Marcel Theroux, Guardian
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At The Villa Rose

Author : A. E. W. Mason
ISBN :
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The Villa Kerylos

Author : Carolyn Doggett Smith
ISBN : 9781450200219
Genre : Fiction
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During the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D., many citizens of Pompeii fled their doomed city to settle elsewhere in the Roman Empire. Among them were Gaius Tullius, his wife Ariana, and their infant son. They traveled to the family's estate in the hills overlooking Agrigentum in Sicily. There "Little Gaius"--Gaius Tullius Junior--grew to manhood, and it was expected that he would eventually take over his family's olive oil exporting business. But the business held little interest for Gaius Junior. As he approached his nineteenth birthday, he found himself increasingly drawn to the sea. He yearned to sail across what the Romans called "Our Sea" and visit strange and foreign lands. In time he prevailed upon his parents to let him go. The Villa Kerylos tells the story of Gaius's journeys--both his ocean voyages and his own voyage of self-discovery--not just from his perspective but also from those of his family, his ship's captain and friend, the merchants he deals with, and the woman who loves him. It tells of his dream of building a villa on an island: the Villa Kerylos, named for the sea-swallows that swoop and dive in the wake of his ship. It tells of his courtship and marriage, and the enduring truths he learns along the way. It is a tale of love and loss, adventure and peril, hope and despair, and the sheer joy of coming home at last.
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The Battle Of The Villa Fiorita

Author : Rumer Godden
ISBN : 9781405513173
Genre : Fiction
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When their mother leaves the country to be with her lover, Hugh and Caddie Clavering's seemingly perfect life falls apart. Devestated, and desperate for her to come back, the children travel alone to the Villa Fiorita on Lake Garda, determined not to leave without her. On arrival, they can tell Fanny and Rob are deeply in love, and their mother is happier than they've ever seen her, but the scheme lives on and Rob's young daughter is only too glad to help destroy their relationship. Will Hugh and Caddie realise that their actions have consequences before it is too late?
Category: Fiction

The Villa Of Death

Author : Joanna Challis
ISBN : 9781429938884
Genre : Fiction
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Young Daphne du Maurier must defend a friend who has been accused of murder in the next installment in the beguiling mystery series that readers of Rebecca will love. It's the summer of 1927 and aspiring novelist Daphne du Maurier is headed to Cornwall for the wedding of her dear friend Ellen Hamilton to American millionaire Teddy Grimshaw. Having met during the chaos of the Great War, the lovers were cruelly separated for nearly a decade by circumstance and family interference. Now the wedding ceremony—held at Thornleigh Manor, a grand estate that has been in the Hamilton family for five centuries—marks a renewed hope for the future. But joy quickly turns to devastation when Teddy is found murdered right after the wedding. Wealth, jealousy, and buried secrets provide no shortage of suspects—or danger to everyone at Thornleigh, including Daphne herself. When Ellen is suspected of being the murderess, the independent-minded Daphne, along with the dashing Major Browning, is inspired to uncover the truth, and to write her next novel.
Category: Fiction

At The Villa Rose

Author : A. E. W. Mason
ISBN : 9781775454373
Genre : Fiction
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If you're a fan of classic detective tales in the vein of Agatha Christie's work, give A.E.W. Mason's novels a try. At the Villa Rose is a tightly plotted, fast-paced mystery, centering on a puzzling murder that eventually unravels under the methodical analysis of Inspector Hanaud, the wryly witty protagonist.
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The Library Of The Villa Dei Papiri At Herculaneum

Author : David Sider
ISBN : 0892367997
Genre : History
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"David Sider describes the long and difficult history of attempts to unwind the damaged rolls, a task made more frustrating because the hoped-for lost masterpieces have yet to emerge. He discusses the fragmentary Greek and Latin texts in those papyri that have been opened and deciphered, putting them in the context of writing and literacy in antiquity. Sider also describes the form of ancient Greek books and of the papyrus sheets on which they were written. He provides an account of attitudes toward books in Greece and Rome and surveys other libraries in the ancient world, both private and civic." "Written for the general reader, the book provides an overview of the only library to have come down to us from antiquity."--Jacket.
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