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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Description Reviews Other People Purchased Or this could occur on activity days on either a regular or irregular basis. Many more questions about the uses of writing in first century C.

Harris’ Ancient Literacy attempted to discover how widespread snd was among the Greeks inscriptiona Romans, what part the written word played in their lives, and why literacy reached only a certain extent and went no further.

He starts by introducing the inscriptions and their orthographic and linguistic features. Xenia marked it as to-read Oct 09, A Caesar Workbook Price: 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.

One caution I would offer readers is that the referencing system is rather complex. His intended audience is [American] undergraduates and more advanced students.

An Introduction to Wall Inscriptions from Pompeii and Herculaneum

Several striking facts emerge from part one. Read more Anc less. The book as a whole, edited by J. Here are a few of my favorite graffiti entries from both Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. These inscriptions, painted and incised on the walls of public and private buildings, document aspects of daily life in the first century A.

He continues with a representative sample of wall inscriptions from Pomp. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.


The book is written for the intermediate college or advanced high school levels and provides a useful glimpse into both the daily life of hercuaneum Romans and the colloquial use Latin by the lesser known half of Roman society.

For it is on these ancient walls rather then in Cicero or Pliny that we can see the Roman day inttroduction day world. Wallace is also reliable in historical notes, though he seems not to realize that annual magistracies in Pompeii ran from July 1, rather than January 1, as can be shown from Caecilius’ wax tablets so a set of games announced in February his no. Want to Read saving…. Though Wallace selects the most interesting texts from an historical point of view, these will be students of linguistics, rather than of Roman history, since the notes on the texts are largely philological.

Susan added it Feb 27, The reader craves a simple page number and accompanying item number in order to maneuver more easily through the volume. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In order to provide a cultural unit, the teacher either high school or college could spend a period of days or weeks with assignments and discussion in class.

Will marked it as to-read Sep 20, Secundus hic cacat does rather lose its impact if translated in accordance with the vocabulary list ‘Secundus defecates here’. Please try again later.

To ask other readers questions about An Introduction to Wall Inscriptions from Pompeii and Herculaneumplease sign up. Explore the Home Gift Guide. The gladiator advertisements can be used to demonstrate different forms of dress, winning and losing, styles of fighting, as well as understanding of this form of entertainment.


An Introduction To Wall Inscriptions From Pompeii And Herculaneum – Rex E. Wallace

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through anc support? 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 discussed.


Some facsimiles of inscriptions are included, taken with due acknowledgement from the drawings in Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum IV, though without the measurements provided there. Part I contains introductory material including an overview of the inscriptions from Pompeii and Herculaneum pompeui on stone are not includedmore detailed discussion of the nature of wall inscriptions, the orthographic and linguistic features characteristic herculaneuum both dipinti and graffiti, and a short bibliography on the topic.

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.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Christy marked it as to-read Apr 10, Part II comprises selections of wall inscriptions from Pompeii and Herculaneum, facsimiles of key examples of the pommpeii and graffiti, a list of abbreviations used in the inscriptions, an index of proper names, and a vocabulary list relevant to the entries.

Showing all editions for ‘An introduction to wall inscriptions from Pompeii and Herculaneum’. While most of these are in Latin, we can also find inscriptions in Etruscan, Greek, and Oscan. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Fromm have almost no inscripptions from Herculaneum on candidates for political office xi.

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