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Title: Per una interpretazione dei graffiti privati e dell'economia quotidiana a Pompei (con particolare riguardo alle liste di prezzi)
Author(s): SANTAMATO, Emanuele
Journal: Ancient Society
Volume: 44    Date: 2014   
Pages: 307-341
DOI: 10.2143/AS.44.0.3044808

Abstract :
At Pompeii and Herculaneum, the graffiti allow us to observe some daily purchases of their inhabitants. We have graffiti with lists of expenses and prices, some of them even dealt out day by day. I suggest an interpretation which inserts these lists in the context of the rent management within the insulae. Moreover, I compare the lists of prices with the menu painted at the Thermae Maritimae of Herculaneum and with some Pompeii and Herculaneum piecework salaries, and try to draw conclusions about the standard of living and the economic expectations of the poor freemen.

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