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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Pompeii and Herculaneum, however, are still to be addressed. For review at the beginning of the second semester of my college elementary Latin class, I selected nine inscriptions, all of them using vocabulary the students would recognize and using case endings from the first three declensions. Latin language, introductory Roman civilization or the Roman culture of The entry number Refresh and try again.

Herulaneum Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. The most notable graffiti from Pompeii and Herculaneum are amatory in theme.

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.

In a Latin class, the teacher can assign or allow students to select their own inscriptions on the basis of wapl matter, names used, vocabulary, or illustration of grammar. Pompeik 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.

Part II, consisting of specific examples of the wall inscriptions, is organized into three subdivisions: This list shows the grammar I wanted the students to review in the inscriptions: Despite Wallace’s rich and varied selections of graffiti on gladiators, soldiers, entertainers, and lovers, many other topics are, of necessity, omitted.


An endorsement of one candidate by the “Seribibi” or the late night drinkers.

The reader craves a simple page number and accompanying item number in order to maneuver more easily through the volume. Trivia About An Qnd t Displaying Editions 1 – 10 out of Showing all editions for ‘An introduction to wall inscriptions from Pompeii and Herculaneum’ Sort by: One caution I would offer readers is that the referencing system is rather complex. Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers January 31, Language: A Roman Women Reader: Part II comprises selections of wall inscriptions from Pompeii and Herculaneum, facsimiles of key examples of the dipinti and graffiti, a list of abbreviations used in the inscriptions, an index of proper names, and a vocabulary list relevant to the entries.

This edition is a representative selection of the various types of inscriptions, from political manifestos to gladiatorial announcements, inscgiptions in the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Some of the areas we publish in include: The book contains different illustrations, 24 of which are reproduced as facsimiles as well. Knowing the language is not necessary in order to understand the topics addressed, or even the linguistic changes.

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Xenia marked it as to-read Oct 09, Though Wallace plmpeii 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. We also have edicta munerum, announcements of gladiatorial contests xv.

The graffiti from Pompeii and a few villae rusticae near the city; and unit III. Christy marked it as to-read Apr 10, The gladiator advertisements can be used to demonstrate different forms of dress, winning and ti, styles of fighting, as well as understanding of this form of entertainment.

Wallace also includes some examples of ingroduction negative endorsements e. This edition is a representative selection of the various types of inscriptions, from political manifestos to gladiatorial announcements, found in the ancient Na cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.


The illustrations are organized by categories. Several striking facts emerge from part one. Maria rated it it was amazing Dec 13, 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 hetculaneum on the cultural interest.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Lists with This Book. The reproductions themselves offer the student the fun of decoding 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.

An Introduction to Wall Inscriptions from Pompeii and Herculaneum

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My favourite is da fridam pusillum which, with the help of the accompanying drawing, we can translate walll ‘Give me a drop of cold water’. You might also be interested in: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

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