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W&L’s Benefiel Discusses Ancient Graffiti Project on Virginia’s Public Radio Benefiel explains how she has spent more than a decade studying what the people of Pompei and Herculaneum wrote on their walls.

Professor Rebecca Benefiel

Rebecca Benefiel, professor of classics at Washington and Lee University, discusses her research and ongoing Ancient Graffiti Project on WVTF Virginia’s Public Radio. During the broadcast, Benefiel explains how she has spent more than a decade studying what the people of Pompei and Herculaneum wrote on their walls.

“There were public inscriptions that were painted on building facades – high up in large letters by people whose job it was to post inscriptions for public consumption, and this included the advertisements for gladiatorial games and campaign posters for people who were running for political office,” said Benefiel.

Listen to the interview here.