Alison E. Cooley is Reader in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick. Her recent publications include Pompeii. An Archaeological Site History (2003), a translation, edition and commentary of the Res Gestae Divi Augusti (2009), and The Cambridge Manual of Latin Epigraphy (2012). M.G.L. Cooley teaches Classics and is Head of Scholars at Warwick School. He is Chairman and General Editor of the LACTOR sourcebooks, and has edited three volumes in the series: The Age of Augustus (2003), Cicero's Consulship Campaign (2009) and Tiberius to Nero (2011).
The first edition of Pompeii: A Sourcebook rapidly established itself as the crucial introduction for students and non-specialists to the complex and fascinating world of Pompeii. Hard as it seemed to improve on the first edition, the new edition, thoroughly reorganized with much new material does just this. The editors have taken a superb book and made it even better. - David S. Potter, University of Michigan, USA. A. Cooley (Univ. of Warwick, UK) teams up with M. Cooley (Warwick School, UK) to expand on her original sourcebook, Pompeii (CH, Jun'04, 41-6063), providing a glimpse into the life experiences at Pompeii and Herculaneum. Using a mix of primary and secondary sources such as original documents, inscriptions on monuments, and graffiti, the authors hope to allow the inhabitants of the two towns to speak for themselves. Summing Up: Recommended. - CHOICE