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Ancient Voices: Learning from Pompeii


Day One 2013

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Journey through the ruins of Pompeii and discover what they reveal about Roman city life during the first century AD, when the New Testament was being written.

Once a vibrant Roman city, Pompeii was suddenly buried in the cataclysmic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, AD 79. For 1,500 years the city sat untouched under tons of ash and pumice, extraordinarily well-preserved. Ancient Voices brings to life the wonders of this legendary city, and retells the story of its abrupt destruction. Through her colorful presentation, Ann Sloane recreates this society during its first-century zenith. Join Sloane as she surveys the ruins and their history, sharing insights about the pulse of this Roman city before it dramatically flatlined.

In the Logos edition, this valuable volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Use the Timeline feature to track important dates and events. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Looking for more studies on Pompeii? Check out Reading Romans in Pompeii: Paul’s Letter at Ground Level.

Key Features

  • Surveys the ruins and history of Pompeii and surrounding areas
  • Presents a portrait of a first-century Roman city
  • Uses colorful and engaging voice


  • Introduction: Out of the Past
  • The Rise of the Roman Empire
  • The Cities and the People
  • The Trembling Earth
  • Eruption
  • The End Is Nigh!
  • Accidental Discovery
  • The Unextinguishable Menace
  • Living in the Shadows
  • A Day at Pompeii
  • Timeline
  • Glossary

Praise for the Print Edition

Ann Sloane has given us a brilliant account of the destruction of Pompeii, Herculaneum and other places near to Vesuvius. We are taken back to Roman Cities in the first century AD to a time when the New Testament was being written, and through the pages of this book you can walk through ancient streets, alive with people, noise and many different odors, some more exotic than others. Just like Sodom and Gomorrah of the Old Testament, you can appreciate something of the awful nature of destruction as it unfolded, and learn many powerful and searching lessons so relevant for life in the twenty-first century.

Clive Anderson, author, Gunpowder, Treason and Plot: The Gruesome Story of Guy Fawkes

Product Details

  • Title: Ancient Voices: Learning from Pompeii
  • Author: Ann Sloane
  • Publisher: Day One
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 112
  • Resource Type: Topical
  • Topic: History

About Ann Sloane

Ann Sloane is also the coauthor of Silent Voices: Lessons from the Titanic.

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