Friday, October 22, 2004

Image:Text: Ancient Roman Writing Kit: Poet, Mask, Muse: Ancient Roman Graffiti of Nero: Go Figure!

(found via McManus Images Index, VRoma .com, an online museum collection of ancient images)

on the one hand we have this genteel scene of writing:

on the other hand we have this image of poet with muse and theatre masks:

and on the third hand we have this graffiti caricature of the emperor, Nero, found on a palace basement wall, signed by Tullius Romanus, Soldier: