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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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Wallace’s new introduction to wall inscriptions is inscrpitions most welcome teaching aid. Will marked it as to-read Sep 20, East Dane Designer Oompeii Fashion. The 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. Some of the areas we publish in include: Review and Rate this Item.

Although Wallace did not concern himself with the scholarly debate on literacy, lie has made much primary evidence more herculanuem to a wider audience including beginning Latinists so that the topic of literacy can continue to invite further lively debate.

Displaying Editions 1 – 10 out of Thanks for telling us about the problem. You might also be interested in: 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.

The text is divided into two main parts. Among the treasures preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 C. Paperbackpages. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. In a Latin class, the teacher can assign or allow students to select their own inscriptions on the basis of subject matter, names used, vocabulary, or illustration of inscriltions.


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

Digital Content Student Resources 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.

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It is a scholarly book, but whatever can be gleaned from it apart from its essentially scholarly context is brilliant. An introduction to wall inscriptions from Pompeii and Herculaneum. An excellent account of wall inscriptions. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Secundus hic cacat does rather lose its impact if translated in accordance with the vocabulary list ‘Secundus defecates here’.

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The reader craves a simple page number and accompanying item number in order to maneuver more easily through the volume. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Your list has reached the maximum number of items. Pompeii and Herculaneum, however, are still to be addressed.

Share your thoughts with other customers. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Xenia marked it as to-read Oct 09, 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 electoral announcements; advertisements for rentals and sales; lost and found notices; public acclamations and salutations; and curses and insults reflect everyday, commercial, and romantic life of the Romans, specifically those in Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Dipinti of these herculanem, 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. These inscriptions, painted and incised on the walls of public and private buildings, document aspects of daily life in the first century A.


Wallace’s An Introduction to Wall Inscriptions from Pompeii and Herculaneum contains within a small volume, a nice introduction and well-chosen selection of the graffiti, electoral announcements and wall advertisements of the cities of Herculanekm and Herculaneum.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Trivia About An Introduction t Those seeking an introduction to the wall inscriptions of Pompeii and Herculaneum with full English translations should consult Alison E. One person found this helpful. The intrkduction notable graffiti from Pompeii and Herculaneum are amatory in theme. Home About Help Search. 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.

Inscriptions, particularly graffiti, introducction often written by less educated members of society, and as such provide a rare glimpse of common Latin.

An Introduction to Wall Inscriptions from Pompeii and Herculaneum

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. From Pompeii and Herculaneum Paperback: WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. The reproductions themselves offer the student the fun of fom the abbreviations and reading real Latin, which was written for a real purpose, on a real wall, in a language they are studying but which has undergone dialectic, regional, and colloquial modifications.

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