Saturday, June 10, 2017


I'd Vote for Him

Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum IV 429 (Pompeii; tr. Alison E. Cooley and M.G.L. Cooley):
I beg you to elect Gaius Julius Polybius aedile. He brings good bread.

C(aium) Iulium Polybium / aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis) panem bonum fert

Anne Vallayer-Coster (1744-1818), Still Life with Bread

On bread-making in Pompeii see Mary Beard, Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town (London: Profile Books, 2008), pp. 170-177.

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