Pompeiian


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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.

Pompeiian

(pɒmˈpeɪən; -ˈpiː-)
adj
(Placename) of or relating to Pompeii or its inhabitants
n
(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Pompeii
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The effect was supposed to be Pompeiian and Rita and I had often laughed at the delirious fancy of some enriched shopkeeper.
And getting stiff, too, I should say, in this Pompeiian armchair.
I felt suddenly extremely exhausted, absolutely overcome with fatigue since I had moved; as if to sit on that Pompeiian chair had been a task almost beyond human strength, a sort of labour that must end in collapse.
I suffered a moment of giddiness before the door opened, light streamed in, and Rose entered, preceding a man in a green baize apron whom I had never seen, carrying on an enormous tray three Argand lamps fitted into vases of Pompeiian form.
A dim lamp (of Pompeiian form) hanging on a long chain left the hall practically dark.
I ran to the door, but I sauntered through it, to plant myself before a Pompeiian fresco in the corridor; and there were the two attendants still gossiping outside the further door; nor did they hear the dull crash which I heard even as I watched them out of the corner of each eye.
For a warmer feel, try designing an outdoor kitchen using one of our warm colors like Pompeiian Gold or Java.
Other areas include a physic garden, rose garden, reflecting pool and Pompeiian gardens.
We do get glimpses of street life, and we do get to see inside an upper-class Pompeiian house, but a feeling for the community, which might have been conveyed as a matter of course, becomes impossible, because the movie mainly concerns outsiders.
She examines concepts of personal and collective history in the face of war in Beyond the Pleasure Principle; the story of a survivor trying to come back to life in Colonel Chabert, in the context of the emergence and disappearance of revolutionary history in the aftermath of the Napoleonic wars; how political history eliminates the possibility of its own remembrance, detailed in "Truth and Politics" and "Lying in Politics"; the story of a disappeared person in Death and the Maiden who returns to claim justice after the end of a dictatorial regime; and how Freud and Derrida analyzed Jensen's Gradiva: A Pompeiian Fantasy for ideas of individual memory and collective historical destiny.
This honey pot is by Minton, and thanks to their practice of impressing their wares with a date code we can be unusually precise in dating it: it was made in 1854 to a design registered two years earlier, an embossed pattern of vine leaves and berries known as Pompeiian, inspired by pottery excavated from the ruins of Pompeii.
Chapter four looks at the Room of the Masks in Augustus's palace; chapter five treats some wall paintings of the second Pompeiian style.