P&H Graffiti and inscriptions
Graffiti tells us about political life in Pompeii and Herculaneum through
Inscriptions and graffiti with Slogans telling citizens who to vote for and advertisements
Teaches how people in Ancient Rome spoke and about their slang language/ jokes etc.
Graffiti in the building of Eumachia
Influence women had in the sway of politics and how they would sponsor the candidates
Areas to graffiti
Specific, allocated graffiti spaces
Why does it teach us about social structure?
Because it showed women had a say, who was a popular candidate, what was allowed in terms of bias and propaganda
Where did Graffiti exist most commonly?
It tended to cluster in visible and highly trafficked areas of the house which showed it was an accepted social activity rather than an act of vandalism
Inscription at the Temple of Isis
Tells us that rebuilding was done by the 6 yeat old son of a libertini
Graffiti in brothels
graffiti of the women that work there and the services they provide e.g. 'Here i had sex with a very beautiful girl admired by many'
Inscription at the building of Eumachia
tells us that it was dedicated to her by the fullers
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