CONTENTS. Preface v. Grammatical Abbreviations vii. Introduction ix. 1. Inscriptions from Pompeii and Herculaneum ix. 2. The Language of the Wall Inscriptions. An Introduction to Wall Inscriptions from Pompeii and Herculaneum has 3 ratings and 1 review. Victor said: An excellent account of wall inscriptions. It. An introduction to wall inscriptions from Pompeii and Herculaneum: [introduction, inscriptions with notes, historical commentary, vocabulary]. by Rex E Wallace.

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Here are a few of my favorite graffiti entries from both Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Dipinti of these types, as well as advertisements for rentals and sales, notices of “lost and found,” public acclamations and salutations, and others, were painted in scripta actuaria, a script of professional sign-painters.

An Introduction to Wall Inscriptions from Pompeii and Herculaneum

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While Wallace did not set out to write social history, his book deserves to be placed within the wider context of the question of literacy in the ancient world.


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This site has been developed independently from and is not endorsed by the International Baccalaureate IB. An excellent account of wall inscriptions. The facsimiles at the back of the book were all carefully prepared by Mat Olkovikas, but poor quality print and paper often obscure the thin lines of the originals. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. The book as a whole, edited by J.

He continues with a representative sample of wall inscriptions from Pomp. The examples are short, of course, both in the number of lines and length of lines, and sentences. This edition is a representative selection of the various types of inscriptions, from political manifestos to gladiatorial announcements, found in the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Limit one copy of each title. He reminds us that Latin was an everyday language, full of variations in spellings, even when the graffiti is a quotation from Ovid or Virgil, and colloquialisms. The inscriptions would be an excellent component of a course about ancient Roman society, in which both the culture of well-known personages as well as that of citizens and slaves on the street is yo.

While most writing appeared on walls, we also find it on wooden tablets such as the receipts from the House of Lucius Caecilius Iucundusand on amphorae, tiles, or metal implements and plumbing fixtures ix. A Roman Heruclaneum Reader: Refine Your Search Year. Vrom book is written for the intermediate college or advanced high school levels and provides a useful glimpse into both the daily life of the Romans and the colloquial use Latin by the lesser known half of Roman society.


In order to herculanejm a cultural unit, the teacher either high school or college could spend a period of days or weeks with assignments and discussion in class.

Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: The examples show real Latin in real contexts. Share your thoughts with other customers. The teacher would probably want to put an example on an overhead for the class, in order to point out the abbreviations, typical structure and style, variations in forms loss of —m ending, orthographic changes in vowelsand then demonstrate a reading or interpretation, and follow with elaboration on the cultural interest.

Some facsimiles of inscriptions are included, taken with due acknowledgement from the drawings in Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum IV, though without the measurements provided there. The book contains different illustrations, 24 of which are reproduced as facsimiles as well.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. We also have edicta munerum, announcements of gladiatorial contests xv. Jul 21, Victor Sonkin rated it really liked it Shelves: Be the first to rfom a review on this product!

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