Writing and drawing on the walls of Pompeii

how the study of graffiti relates to the HSC ancient history core syllabus for 2006

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Abstract

This article aims to survey the nature of the graffiti at the site of ancient Pompeii as a category of material culture incorporating written and archaeological features and as a useful primary and supplementary source for evidence about the economy, social structure, politics, religion and daily life in Roman Campania of the Republican and early Imperial historical period. It also aims to demonstrate the usefulness of incorporating graffiti into a program of study of the Core Unit of the NSW HSC 2006 syllabus.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-64
Number of pages28
JournalAncient history : resources for teachers
Volume35
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Keywords

  • Latin epigraphy
  • Latin graffiti
  • Ancient Roman social history
  • Ancient Roman cultural practices

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