Besides the systematic treatises and encyclopedic works, there may be listed five books which treat the discoveries at Pompeii, the importance of which has been mentioned (§ 12), and one book on Ostia.
1. Overbeck, Johannes, Pompeii, in seinen Gebäuden, Alterthümern, und Kunstwerken, fourth edition, by August Mau (Leipzig, Engelmann, 1884). This is the standard popular work upon the subject, richly supplied with illustrations. [Overbeck.]
2. Mau, August, Pompeii, Its Life and Art, translated by Francis W. Key, second edition (New York, Macmillan, 1902). This is the best account of the treasures of the buried city that has appeared in English. It is at once interesting and scholarly. [Mau-Kelsey.]
3. Gusman, Pierre, Pompeii, the City, Its Life and Art, translated by Florence Simmonds and M. Jourdain (London, Heinemann, 1900). This gives the very best collection of illustrations, but is not so trustworthy in letterpress. [Gusman.]
4. Engelmann, Wilhelm, Neue Führer durch Pompeii (Leipzig, Engelmann, 1925). An English version of this work, entitled A New Guide to Pompeii, appeared in 1925 (Leipzig, Engelmann). [Engelmann.]
5. Calza, Guido, Ostia: Historical Guide to the Monuments, translated by R. Weeden-Cooke (Milan and Rome, Bestetti and Tuminelli, 1926). [Calza.]
1 “Private” in such usage is equivalent to Latin prīvātus, “public” to Latin pūblicus.
2 Students in secondary schools will find useful for preliminary reading the outline of the Roman Constitution in the introduction to Johnston-Kingery, Selected Orations and Letters of Cicero. For more advanced students the following will be found useful: Abbott, Roman Political Institutions, and Roman Politics; Granrud, Roman Constitutional History; Greenidge, Roman Public Life.
3 Among such short histories are: Abbott, A Short History of Rome; Frank, A History of Rome; Boak, A History of Rome.
4 At the close of each item will be given in square brackets [ ] the abbreviation by which the particular work will be named in references to it in this book.