Pompeii took part in the war that the towns of Campania initiated against Rome, but in 89 B.C.E.
In 89 B.C.E., after the final occupation of the city by Roman General Lucius Cornelius Sulla, Pompeii was finally annexed to the Roman Republic.
Pompey also prohibited Caesar from standing for the consulship in absentia, although this had frequently been allowed in the past, and in fact had been specifically permitted in a previous law.
When the Etruscans threatened an attack, Pompeii allied with the Greeks, who then dominated the Gulf of Naples.
Many of radio's early uses were maritime, sending telegraphic messages using Morse code between ships and land.
Pompeii was a lively place, and evidence abounds of literally the smallest details of everyday life.
The ruins of Pompeii are situated near the modern suburban town of Pompei.
By the first century C.E., Pompeii was only one of a number of towns located around the base of Mount Vesuvius.
Pompeii was forced to surrender after the conquest of Nola.
William Abbott explains, "At the time of the eruption, Pompeii had reached its high point in society as many Romans frequently visited Pompeii on vacations."
When Mount Vesuvius erupted cataclysmically in the summer of A.D. 79, the nearby Roman town of Pompeii was buried under several feet of ash and rock. The ruined city remained frozen in time until it was discovered by a surveying engineer in 1748.
Pompeii [(pom-pay, pom-pay-ee)] A city of the Roman Empire, on the Italian seacoast, that was known for the luxury and dissipated ways of its citizens. It was destroyed in the first century by an eruption of nearby Mount Vesuvius.
PAST. Pompeii is one of the must-see sights of Italy alongside Herculaneum, a town that also perished when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. The city is important to us because of the way Vesuvius both destroyed and preserved it, but in the 1st Century AD it had little special significance.Mar 14, 2013
Pompeii, along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area, was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Researchers believe that the town was founded in the 7th or 6th century BC by the Osci or Oscans.
Today more than a million people live in the cities surrounding Mount Vesuvius. Pompeii may be ancient history, but scientists are pretty sure Mount Vesuvius is overdue for another major explosion. Luckily the people living near the volcano today will likely receive evacuation warnings before it blows.
Mount Vesuvius, a volcano near the Bay of Naples in Italy, is hundreds of thousands of years old and has erupted more than 50 times. Its most famous eruption took place in the year 79 A.D., when the volcano buried the ancient Roman city of Pompeii under a thick carpet of volcanic ash.
Miraculously, the two cities were nearly perfectly preserved under layers of ash. About three-quarters of Pompeii's 165 acres have been excavated, and some 1,150 bodies have been discovered out of about 2,000 thought to have died in the city when it was destroyed.Mar 12, 2015
The ruins at Pompeii were first discovered late in the 16th century by the architect Domenico Fontana. Herculaneum was discovered in 1709, and systematic excavation began there in 1738.