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International Archaeological Reports since 1974

The Archaeology of Gender, Love and Sexuality in Pompeii

£20.00
Author:
Lourdes Conde Feitosa and English translation by Miriam Adelman
Publication Year:
2013
Language:
English
Paperback:
79pp. Illustrated throughout
ISBN 10:
1407311514
ISBN:
9781407311517
BAR number:
S2533
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BOOK DESCRIPTION
The city of Pompeii, or Colonia Cornelia Veneria Pompeiorum, the stage of the action that takes place here, is seen by the author from the perspective of its integration in the macro-economic system of the Roman Empire. The characters that take the centre stage here are slaves, freed slaves and free citizens of low social status, distinguished from others by the place they occupy within relations of oppression and exploitation. In the pages that follow, the author brings the popular Pompeian soul to life, through its manifestations of love, sexuality, anguish and sadness. The work examines particular linguistic expression of popular Latin and, most specifically, through the graffiti written on the walls of a Roman colonial city, rendered there for the attention of the local community.