Pompeii in popular culture

[1]The ancient Roman city of Pompeii has been frequently featured in literature and popular culture since its modern rediscovery.

Audio productions

Books and other printed works

Pompeii served as the background for the historic novels The Last Days of Pompeii (1834) by Edward Bulwer-Lytton (since adapted for film and TV), Arria Marcella (1852) by Théophile Gautier, The Taras Report on Pompeii (1975) by Alan Lloyd. Pompeii also appears in Shadows in Bronze (1990) and other novels in the Marcus Didius Falco series.


There have been several movies based on Edward Bulwer-Lytton's 1834 book, The Last Days of Pompeii:

Productions using Pompeii as a story backdrop include:

Allusions to Pompeii



Pompeii is featured in many television biographies and documentaries. It is also featured in ABC's television series called Roman Mysteries.







Visual art

Art exhibitions




  1. Entertainment, SeaWorld Parks &. "Escape from Pompeii". seaworldparks.com.
  2. Classics at RGSW
  3. "'The Dog of Pompeii' and study guide" (PDF). Sandersfeld.
  4. BBC - Doctor Who - News - Rome Sweet Rome
  5. "Ancient Mysteries: Season 3, Episode 22". A&E. Retrieved Feb 2, 1996. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  6. Shelley Hales; Joanna Paul (2011). Pompeii in the Public Imagination from Its Rediscovery to Today. Oxford University Press. p. 367. ISBN 9780199569366. The recent UK Channel 5 programme, transmitted live from Herculaneum on 29 June 2006...
  7. pompeii live | revealed | five.tv
  8. "Pompeii: The Mystery of the People Frozen in Time". BBC. Retrieved April 6, 2013.
  9. ReverNation http://www.reverbnation.com/wearepompeii. Retrieved June 2014. Check date values in: |access-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. "Pompeja". Kaczmarski Art.
  11. Ticheli, Frank. Vesuvius by Frank Ticheli: Concert band. Suitable for high school, community, and college bands. Grade 4. Conductor score and set of parts. Duration 9:00. Manhattan Beach Music (MH.0-931329-15-9). ISBN 0-931329-15-9.
  12. "Toronto #4". The Tragically Hip. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  13. Alma Tadema and the longing for the antique
  14. Eugenia Querci, Stefano De Caro, Alma Tadema e la nostalgia dell'antico (Milan 2007) 312 p., ISBN 978-88-370-5336-9.
  15. Entertainment, SeaWorld Parks &. "Escape from Pompeii". seaworldparks.com. Retrieved 2016-04-21.

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