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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These inscriptions, painted and incised on the walls of public and private buildings, document aspects of daily life in the first century A.
By presenting on an overhead some of the facsimiles or the reproduced illustrations, the teacher can explore linguistic or cultural topics, to enrich students acquaintance with the Romans about whom they are reading or studying. Selected Readings from Books 1, 2, 4, and incsriptions Price: Some facsimiles of jnscriptions are included, taken with due acknowledgement from the drawings in Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum IV, though without the measurements provided there.
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Xenia marked it as to-read Oct 09, For it is on these ancient walls rather then in Cicero or Pliny that we can see the Roman day to day world. Jason Lamoreaux added it Sep 26, Although Wallace did not concern himself with the scholarly debate on literacy, lie has made much primary evidence more accessible to a wider audience including beginning Latinists so that the topic of literacy can continue to invite further lively debate.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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. An introduction to wall inscriptions from Pompeii and Herculaneum: His intended audience is [American] undergraduates and more advanced students. This is a distorted citation from Vergil’s Aeneid 1.
Cancel Forgot your password? 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 Pompeii and Herculaneum. The illustrations are organized by categories.
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 ftom with elaboration on the cultural interest. Classicists, historians, linguists, and students in most fields of Classical Studies will find the volume a valuable resource.
The dialect and changes in the language also show to the upper level reader how varieties of Latin developed. Culture will be easily introduced through reading the inscriptions, but understanding a little Latin can also be readily introduced through looking at the inscriptions for cultural purposes. An endorsement of one candidate by the “Seribibi” or the late night drinkers. Facsimile 19, for example, from unit II, 8.
An Introduction To Wall Inscriptions From Pompeii And Herculaneum – Rex E. Wallace
The examples show real Latin in real contexts. A Roman Women Reader: The examples are short, of course, both in the number of lines and length of lines, and sentences. The book contains a full vocabulary list though this does not really do justice to some colloquialisms.
As a teaching tool, Wallace’s book has a lot to offer. Humphrey, opened discussion to the social, cultural, and linguistic differences inscriptlons the Roman world.
Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The book contains a full vocabulary list though this does not really do justice to some colloquialisms. Many of these, like nihil durare potest, were written in poetic meter. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. 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.
Explore the Home Gift Guide. 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. Several striking facts emerge from part one.
Latin language, introductory Roman civilization or the Roman culture of Despite Wallace’s rich and varied selections of graffiti on gladiators, soldiers, entertainers, and lovers, many other topics are, of necessity, omitted. Showing of 2 reviews. The facsimiles especially bring the students closer to the Roman writer and inscrkptions wall, by showing various styles, artistic flourishes, and the actual style of writing, not entirely legible until compared with the reproduction or with the help of the notes or teacher.
These inscriptions, painted and incised on the walls inscriptiins public and private buildings, document aspects of daily life in the first century A.
An Introduction to Wall Inscriptions from Pompeii and Herculaneum by Rex E. Wallace
Some features of WorldCat will not be available. Spontaneous and unauthorized graffiti more than 5, examples survive appeared both on public and private buildings. The facsimiles especially bring the students closer to the Roman writer and the wall, by showing various styles, artistic flourishes, and the actual style of writing, not entirely legible until compared with the reproduction or with the help of the notes or teacher.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Some facsimiles of inscriptions are included, taken with due acknowledgement from the drawings in Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum IV, though without the measurements provided there.
An Introduction to Wall Inscriptions from Pompeii and Herculaneum
Refine Your Search Year. 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 hercuulaneum of games announced in February his no.
Wallace’s new introduction to wall inscriptions is a most welcome teaching aid. Displaying Editions 1 – 10 out of 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.