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Herculaneum(Encyclopedia)Herculaneum hrkyl´nm [key], ancient city of S Italy, on the gulf of Naples at the foot of Mt. Vesuvius. Damaged by an earthquake in AD 63, it was completely buried, along with Pompeii, by t...
Ercolano(Encyclopedia)Ercolano rklä´n [key], formerly Resinarz´n [key], city (1991 pop. 61,233), Campania, S Italy, on the Bay of Naples. Situated on the site of ancient Herculaneum, it has fine villas and...
Pompeii(Encyclopedia)Pompeii pmp´, Ital. pmp´ [key], ancient city of S Italy, a port near Naples and at the foot of Mt. Vesuvius. Possibly an old Oscan settlement, it was a Samnite city for centuries before it...
Fletcher, Thomas Clement(Encyclopedia)Fletcher, Thomas Clement, 1827–99, governor of Missouri (1865–69), b. Herculaneum, Mo. A Democrat opposed to slavery, he became a Republican in 1856 and supported Lincoln for the presidential nomi...
Titus(Encyclopedia)Titus (Titus Flavius Sabinus Vespasianus)t´ts [key], AD 39–AD 81, Roman emperor (AD 79–AD 81). Son of Emperor Vespasian, Titus was closely associated with his father in military campaigns, an...
Vesuvius(Encyclopedia)Vesuvius vsoo´vs [key], Ital. Vesuvio, active volcano, S Italy, on the eastern shore of the Bay of Naples, SE of Naples. The only other active volcano on the European mainland is the Campi Fl...
bronze sculpture(Encyclopedia)bronze sculpture. Bronze is ideal for casting art works; it flows into all crevices of a mold, thus perfectly reproducing every detail of the most delicately modeled sculpture. It is malleable beneath...
classic revival(Encyclopedia)classic revival, widely diffused phase of taste (known as neoclassic) which influenced architecture and the arts in Europe and the United States during the last years of the 18th and the first half of...
archaeology(Encyclopedia)archaeology ärkl´j [key] [Gr.,=study of beginnings], a branch of anthropology that seeks to document and explain continuity and change and similarities and differences among human cultures. ...
Naples(Encyclopedia)Naples, Ital. Napoli, city (1991 pop. 1,067,365), capital of Campania and of Naples prov., S central Italy, on the Bay of Naples, an arm of the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is a major seaport, with shipyards, a...
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