Topics: Pompeii, Graffiti, Campania Pages: 3 (793 words) Published: March 20, 2013

A) Each morning ‘Clients would flock to their patron’s house to pay their respects’

B) Two features of the patron and client relationship were:
1- The client was to support his patron at political elections and do any favours that might be required. 2- The patron might assist in legal matters or give a small gift or free meal.

C) Essentially in Pompeii and Herculaneum political life was bases around client patron relationship and often as a favour the clients of the patrons would go around either telling people to vote for a particular person or voting for themselves. The political graffiti; “I beg you to make the most honourable youn man, Aulus Vettius Fermis, duumvri to care for the roads, the temples and the public sacrifices” shown in source 2 is evidence of the client relationship and the favours that would be extended.


The bakery and Corn shop in sources 3 and 4 are an example of the flourishing trade that dominated the economy of both Pompeii and Herculaneum. Although traditionally olives and wine were grown in the fertile plains of Campania, the excavation of large amphorae give evidence to suggest that the sarno river was an important trade route. Olive and garum sauce were traded for commodities such as corn and wheat as shown in the sources.

Question 3

The issues of conservation and reconstruction of things in Pompeii and Herculaneum can be split into two main different things: - Natural and Human.

Due to excavations (That began in 1738 in Herculaneum, and later in 1748) the exposed structures have been affected by general deterioration over time. Mainly, since the eruption disrupted many of the buildings, excavation has left them unstable and vulnerable to collapse. An example of this is the Pompeii wall. In a few different places walls have eroded and collapsed, many sections of the places in Pompeii and closed off because they are a danger to the people. Many artefacts have also been damaged...
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