Summary : ' The Agricultural Economy Of Pompeii ' By Dr Girolamo Ferdinando De Simone 's Lecture Essay

1162 Words Dec 8th, 2016 5 Pages
Mr Stefanos Eftychios Tsamos
B099785
Skills and Methods in Classics – PGHC11413
Critical Summary 1

Dr Girolamo Ferdinando de Simone’s lecture, The Agricultural Economy of Pompeii Surplus and Dependence, was a very interesting and helpful look into the financial and social status of Pompeii, the infamous ancient Roman city. My own experience on Pompeii’s archaeological approach is very limited, so this lecture was a chance to obtain plenty of useful knowledge. The lecture was informative and persuasive. Dr Girolamo Ferdinando de Simone separated the lecture into logical and comprehensible parts. The lecture was based primarily on slides with maps, images and statistic boards and this method resulted in a pleasant flow of presentation. There were no need for handouts as the usage of PowerPoint was more than enough for the project. First, he began explaining the reason of his lecture; for the terms of his thesis he wanted to comprehend how the economy of countryside work in the late antiquity. In order to have a better picture, the study of Pompeii and what the economy of Pompeii was about is of high importance. He pointed that he wanted to examine if the production of Pompeii’s countryside was enough for satisfying people’s needs. However, the most important thing that has to be taken into consideration was the relationship between the city and its countryside. To strengthen his opinion and to direct his audience on the matter, he referred to older theories. First, he…

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