geographical name ancient city S Italy SE of Naples destroyed A.D. 79 by eruption of Mt. Vesuvius • Pompeian or Pompeiian adjective or noun

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  • POMPEII — POMPEII, city in Campania, Southern Italy. There is enough epigraphic evidence, mostly graffiti, to show that Jews lived in Pompeii as well as in the neighboring cities of Herculanum and Stabia, before its destruction in the eruption of Vesuvius… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Pompeii — Roman town buried by volcanic eruption 79 C.E., excavated beginning in 1755; the name is from Oscan pompe five, in reference to its five districts …   Etymology dictionary

  • Pompeii — [päm pā′ē, pämpā′] ancient city in S Italy, on the Bay of Naples: destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius (A.D. 79) Pompeian [pämpā′ən] adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • Pompeii — Infobox World Heritage Site Name = Archaeological Areas of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Torre Annunziata infoboxwidth= 250px State Party = ITA Type = Cultural Criteria = iii, iv, v ID = 829 Region = Europe and North America Coordinates =… …   Wikipedia

  • Pompeii — /pom pay , pay ee/, n. an ancient city in SW Italy, on the Bay of Naples: it was buried along with Herculaneum by an eruption of nearby Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79; much of the city has been excavated. * * * Ancient city, southern Italy, southeast… …   Universalium

  • Pompeii — Blick in eine enge pompejianische Gasse Zwei Bewohner Pompejis, Paquius Proculus und seine Frau, auf einem Fresko; 1. Jh., Museum Neapel …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pompeii — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Pompéi (homonymie). Pompeii est un film en préparation dont le scénario est une adaptation du best seller éponyme de Robert Harris, mêlant intrigues politique, sentimentale et policière dans l antique cité de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Pompeii — noun A ruined Roman town in Italy, destroyed by Vesuvius (a volcano) in 79AD …   Wiktionary

  • POMPEII —    an ancient Italian seaport on the Bay of Naples, fell into the possession of Rome about 80 B.C., and was converted into a watering place and the pleasure haunt of paganism ; the Romans erected many handsome public buildings, and their villas… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Pompeii — Pompei (Italian, Azeri, Romanian, Turkish), Pompéi (French), Pompéia (Portuguese), Pompej (Maltese), Pompeji (Danish, Dutch, German, Latin, Slovene, Swedish), Pompeya (Spanish), Pompeja (Latvian, Serbian), Pompeje (Polish, Czech), Pompiía Πομπηία …   Names of cities in different languages

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