American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An ancient city of southern Italy southeast of Naples. Founded in the sixth or early fifth century B.C., it was a Roman colony by 80 B.C. and became a prosperous port and resort with many noted villas, temples, theaters, and baths. Pompeii was destroyed by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79. The incredibly well-preserved ruins were rediscovered in 1748 and have been extensively excavated.
- n. ancient city to the southeast of Naples that was buried by a volcanic eruption from Vesuvius
- From Latin Pompeii. (Wiktionary)
“Salvatore Laporta/Associated Press PROTECTING POMPEII: Police officers cordoned off the area of a collapsed wall at the 2,000-year-old popular tourist site of Pompeii, Italy, Wednesday.”
“Followed by economic growth in Pompeii soared after the small set back of a volcanic eruption on the 24th August AD 79.”
“Pompeii is indeed extinct; there are only "broken colonnades.”
“Out of all the books I have written I think 'The Pirates of Pompeii' is my favorite because I had so much fun writing it.”
“The word 'jackass' or asine comes from a real graffiti found not in Pompeii but in Ostia.”
“A visit to ancient Rome puts the Doctor and Donna in Pompeii just ahead of what the Doctor calls “Volcano Day,” which is the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.”
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“Pompeii is a ruined and partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples and Caserta in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei.”
“Historical Booty: Ancient brothel restored in Pompeii - The Lupanare - which derives its name from the Latin word "lupa," or "prostitute" - was presented to the public again Thursday following a yearlong, $253,000 restoration to clean up its frescoes and fix the structure.”
“Bodies From the Ash: Life and Death in Ancient Pompeii, because Pompeii is fascinating.”
“This is stolen from kathbad, and is better than whinging about why D is having such a wretched time in Pompeii, when he should be having the time of his life: (”
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