Pompeian


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Pom·pe·ii

 (pŏm-pā′, -pā′ē)
An ancient city of southern Italy southeast of Naples. Founded in the sixth or early fifth century bc, it was a Roman colony by 80 bc 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 ad 79. The incredibly well-preserved ruins were rediscovered in 1748 and have been extensively excavated.

Pom·pe′ian, Pom·pei′ian adj. & n.
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Pompeian

adjpompej(an)isch
nPompej(an)er(in) m(f)
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The young man felt that his fate was sealed: for the rest of his life he would go up every evening between the cast-iron railings of that greenish- yellow doorstep, and pass through a Pompeian vestibule into a hall with a wainscoting of varnished yellow wood.
Mouna Aissaoui, chief operating officer for Pompeian Inc.
Their chapters include beyond surprise: looking again at the sleeping hermaphrodite in the Palazzo Massimo, from mystery masterpiece to Roman artwork: the journey of the Aspasia statue type in the Roman Empire, at face value: painted ladies on Pompeian walls, narratives of the courtship of Mars and Venus in Roman painting and poetry, and the votive relief from House V.
The eruption of Vesuvius, the volcano many of them thought was a mountain, only 17 years later in AD 79, both sealed the city's choked inhabitants in a pumice-and-ash time capsule and preserved the wall paintings that scholars have come to identify as examples of the fourth Pompeian style.
Cookson lavishly redecorated it, with the drawing room designed in an 18th-century style with painted panels resembling Pompeian murals.
The consumer that buys olive oil buys higher margin items--better cuts of meat, endive, fresh mozzarella and other fresh foods that they want to drizzle with olive oil," says Bill Monroe, president of Pompeian, based in Baltimore.
Merchandising vehicles also could include shelf-strips and signage that list a product's country or region of origin, notes Casey Smith, marketing manager for Pompeian Inc.
Fredrick came up with the idea for a game design studio while trying to find a way to improve his research on Pompeian houses.
Rowland's discussion about Renoir underscores how his painting changed after he experienced the quality of the light in Italy and studied the technique of Pompeian wall-painters.
Cooking will be more on trend, flavorful and healthy with these new oil sprays from Pompeian.
Pompeian, Inc has announced Pompeian Cooking Spray bottles, the newest addition to its ever-growing family of innovative products, including oils, vinegars and cooking wines.
Covering more than 55 acres they feature a stunning collection of intimate garden rooms including a rose garden, Pompeian garden and several ponds.