Research paper over House of M. Lucretius Fronto in Pompeii


At least eight sources only four of which can be digital resources; your books may count as a sourceAll sources must be correctly cited (MLA or Chicago style are both fine)Use parenthetical citations within the body of the text (Author 2015: 244).“Use quotation marks whenever you use three or more words directly from a source” (Smith 2010, 3).Include a full bibliography at the end of your paperYou should include primary sources i.e. photos of rooms, wall frescoes, artifacts, inscriptions, etc. in addition to secondary sources (journal articles, books, etc.). Please attach images of the objects you discuss to the end of your paper. These images do not count in the page count.
Parts of the PaperI. Part One: Overview of the building– Describe the building: When was it constructed? What type of building is it? What type of plan is it? Is it a typical house or not?– Describe the decoration: What style of wall painting does the building contain? What mythological scenes are depicted? How well preserved is the building?– Describe the artifacts: What sorts of artifacts were found in the building? Where were they found?– Describe the graffiti (if applicable): What sorts of graffiti were found in the building? Where were they found?– Describe the street the building is located on and the façade of the building. What sort of street is this building located on? Busy, slow, grand, humble?
II. Part Two: Analyzing the building
Analyze your building using ANY THREE of the categories below.
1. Space: Interpret the house based on Wallace-Hadrill’s theory of the articulation of space. What are the public areas of your house? What are the private areas? How do you know? Is your house typical? How does decoration distinguish spaces within your home?
Source to use: Wallace-Hadrill, A. 1994. “Reading the Roman House” and “The Articulation of the House” in Houses and society in Pompeii and Herculaneum. Princeton: Princeton University Press
2. Artifacts: Interpret the house based on the artifact assemblage found within the rooms (click on your house on the site below). Can you determine how the rooms were used based on the artifacts? What are some problems with using artifacts to determine room use, according to Allison?
Pompeian Households: https://web.archive.org/web/20180801231931/http://www.stoa.org/projects/ph/houselist.html
Sources to use:Allison, Penelope M., 1992a. Artefact assemblages: not the ‘Pompeii premise’. In Herring, Edward et al. (eds), Papers of the Fourth Conference in Italian Archaeology 3 no. 1: 49–56. London: Accordia Research Centreand/or Allison, P. 1993. “How do we determine the use of space in Roman housing,” Bulletin Antieke Beschaving, Annual papers in Classical Archaeology, Functional and Spatial Analysis of Wall Painting, Proceedings of the Fifth International Congress on Ancient Wall Painting, 3: 1-8
3. Decoration: How is the house decorated? How have the inhabitants used decoration to make the house seem grand (or maybe even grander than it truly is)? How does decoration show the visitor where to go? What might the decoration be telling the owner, visitor, or slave? Is the decoration scheme related in some way? Interpret your house using the theories of Bergmann and/or Clarke.
Sources to use:Bergmann, B. 1994. “The Roman House as Memory Theater: The House of the Tragic Poet in Pompeii,” The Art Bulletin, 76 (2): 225-256;J. Clarke, 2003. “Putting the Best Face Forward,” in Art in the Lives of Ordinary Romans: 246-269.
4. Graffiti (may not be applicable to all): Using the website below, determine if your house has graffiti. What graffiti does this house contain? In what rooms are the graffiti? What might that tell us about the use of space? Be sure to use Baird and Taylor in your interpretation.
www.Ancientgraffiti.org
Source to use: Baird, J. and Taylor, C. 2010. “Introduction,” in Ancient Graffiti in Context: 1-19.
5. Street: Using the website below, find the street your house is on. What kind of street is this? What sorts of buildings are on your street? What is the neighborhood like? What might this tell us about your house? What would Beard and/or Hartnett tell us about your street?
https://pompeiiinpictures.com/pompeiiinpictures/Plans/plan_streets_3.htmSources to use:Beard, M. 2010. “Street Life,” in Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found: 53-80.Hartnett, J. 2011. “The Power of Nuisances on the Roman Street” in Laurence, R. and Newsome, D. (eds.), Rome, Ostia, Pompeii: Movement and Space: 135-159.
Part III: ConclusionWith all of your analysis in mind, what can you conclude about your building? What can’t you conclude about your building (i.e. what evidence are we missing that would aid in your analysis)? What limitations does your analysis have? Have you detected any patterns of use or decoration? What might you conclude about the people who lived in this space? What does your house reveal to us about life in 1st century AD Pompeii?
Book Sources for this paper will be on the uploaded files. Website sources are belowhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180803191126/http://www.stoa.org/projects/ph/house?id=17https://pompeiiinpictures.com/pompeiiinpictures/R5/5%2004%20a%20plan.htmhttps://sites.google.com/site/ad79eruption/pompeii/regio-v/reg-v-ins-4/house-of-m-lucretius-frontohttp://pompeiisites.org/sito_archeologico/casa-di-marco-lucrezio-frontone/

Research paper over House of M. Lucretius Fronto in Pompeii


At least eight sources only four of which can be digital resources; your books may count as a sourceAll sources must be correctly cited (MLA or Chicago style are both fine)Use parenthetical citations within the body of the text (Author 2015: 244).“Use quotation marks whenever you use three or more words directly from a source” (Smith 2010, 3).Include a full bibliography at the end of your paperYou should include primary sources i.e. photos of rooms, wall frescoes, artifacts, inscriptions, etc. in addition to secondary sources (journal articles, books, etc.). Please attach images of the objects you discuss to the end of your paper. These images do not count in the page count.
Parts of the PaperI. Part One: Overview of the building– Describe the building: When was it constructed? What type of building is it? What type of plan is it? Is it a typical house or not?– Describe the decoration: What style of wall painting does the building contain? What mythological scenes are depicted? How well preserved is the building?– Describe the artifacts: What sorts of artifacts were found in the building? Where were they found?– Describe the graffiti (if applicable): What sorts of graffiti were found in the building? Where were they found?– Describe the street the building is located on and the façade of the building. What sort of street is this building located on? Busy, slow, grand, humble?
II. Part Two: Analyzing the building
Analyze your building using ANY THREE of the categories below.
1. Space: Interpret the house based on Wallace-Hadrill’s theory of the articulation of space. What are the public areas of your house? What are the private areas? How do you know? Is your house typical? How does decoration distinguish spaces within your home?
Source to use: Wallace-Hadrill, A. 1994. “Reading the Roman House” and “The Articulation of the House” in Houses and society in Pompeii and Herculaneum. Princeton: Princeton University Press
2. Artifacts: Interpret the house based on the artifact assemblage found within the rooms (click on your house on the site below). Can you determine how the rooms were used based on the artifacts? What are some problems with using artifacts to determine room use, according to Allison?
Pompeian Households: https://web.archive.org/web/20180801231931/http://www.stoa.org/projects/ph/houselist.html
Sources to use:Allison, Penelope M., 1992a. Artefact assemblages: not the ‘Pompeii premise’. In Herring, Edward et al. (eds), Papers of the Fourth Conference in Italian Archaeology 3 no. 1: 49–56. London: Accordia Research Centreand/or Allison, P. 1993. “How do we determine the use of space in Roman housing,” Bulletin Antieke Beschaving, Annual papers in Classical Archaeology, Functional and Spatial Analysis of Wall Painting, Proceedings of the Fifth International Congress on Ancient Wall Painting, 3: 1-8
3. Decoration: How is the house decorated? How have the inhabitants used decoration to make the house seem grand (or maybe even grander than it truly is)? How does decoration show the visitor where to go? What might the decoration be telling the owner, visitor, or slave? Is the decoration scheme related in some way? Interpret your house using the theories of Bergmann and/or Clarke.
Sources to use:Bergmann, B. 1994. “The Roman House as Memory Theater: The House of the Tragic Poet in Pompeii,” The Art Bulletin, 76 (2): 225-256;J. Clarke, 2003. “Putting the Best Face Forward,” in Art in the Lives of Ordinary Romans: 246-269.
4. Graffiti (may not be applicable to all): Using the website below, determine if your house has graffiti. What graffiti does this house contain? In what rooms are the graffiti? What might that tell us about the use of space? Be sure to use Baird and Taylor in your interpretation.
www.Ancientgraffiti.org
Source to use: Baird, J. and Taylor, C. 2010. “Introduction,” in Ancient Graffiti in Context: 1-19.
5. Street: Using the website below, find the street your house is on. What kind of street is this? What sorts of buildings are on your street? What is the neighborhood like? What might this tell us about your house? What would Beard and/or Hartnett tell us about your street?
https://pompeiiinpictures.com/pompeiiinpictures/Plans/plan_streets_3.htmSources to use:Beard, M. 2010. “Street Life,” in Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found: 53-80.Hartnett, J. 2011. “The Power of Nuisances on the Roman Street” in Laurence, R. and Newsome, D. (eds.), Rome, Ostia, Pompeii: Movement and Space: 135-159.
Part III: ConclusionWith all of your analysis in mind, what can you conclude about your building? What can’t you conclude about your building (i.e. what evidence are we missing that would aid in your analysis)? What limitations does your analysis have? Have you detected any patterns of use or decoration? What might you conclude about the people who lived in this space? What does your house reveal to us about life in 1st century AD Pompeii?
Book Sources for this paper will be on the uploaded files. Website sources are belowhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180803191126/http://www.stoa.org/projects/ph/house?id=17https://pompeiiinpictures.com/pompeiiinpictures/R5/5%2004%20a%20plan.htmhttps://sites.google.com/site/ad79eruption/pompeii/regio-v/reg-v-ins-4/house-of-m-lucretius-frontohttp://pompeiisites.org/sito_archeologico/casa-di-marco-lucrezio-frontone/

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