Ides of August Album One  

Using an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach that bridges gaps in traditional archaeology (and utilizing a database developed by his research assistant Nathan Kring ’10), Assistant Professor of Classics Jeremy Hartnett ’96 has been studying the “aesthetics of electoral inscriptions” on the wall of the ruins of Pompeii.

“Inscriptions are the most prevalent form of writing in Pompeii,” Hartnett explained, and these electoral posters identify the big political players in the city at that time.

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