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Name Rebecca Benefiel
Position Professor
Institutional Affiliation Washington and Lee University
Latitude 37.784
Longitude -79.4428
Research Interests

Graffiti, Pompeii, Roman History and epigraphy

Websites https://www.wlu.edu/directory/profile?ID=x3919; http://wlu.academia.edu/RebeccaBenefiel

"Selected Publications
Inscriptions in the Private Sphere in the Greco-Roman World, (eds.) Rebecca Benefiel and Peter Keegan, Leiden: Brill, 2016.

""The Culture of Writing Graffiti within Domestic Spaces at Pompeii,"" in: Inscriptions in the Private Sphere in the Greco-Roman World, edited by R. Benefiel and P. Keegan, Leiden: Brill (2016), 80-110.

""Regional Interaction,"" in: A Companion to Roman Italy, edited by A. Cooley, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester (2016), 441-458.

D. Petrain, R. Benefiel, “Good Fortunes at Oplontis? A reconsideration of SEG 38.1001,” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 200 (2016), 229-233.

R. Benefiel, J. DiBiasie, H. Sypniewski, E. Zimmermann Damer, K. Helms, M. Loar, K. Lundqvist, F. Opdenhoff, “The Herculaneum Graffiti Project: Initial Field Season, 2014,” The Journal of Fasti Online. FOLD&R 361 (2016), 1-23. http://www.fastionline.org/docs/FOLDER-it-2016-361.pdf

R. Benefiel, H. Sypniewski, “Images and Text on the Walls of Herculaneum: Designing the Ancient Graffiti Project,” Off the Beaten Track. Epigraphy at the Borders, edited by A.E. Felle and A. Rocco, Oxford: Archeopress (2016), 29-48.

""Ancient Graffiti in Pompeian Domestic Spaces,"" in: Öffentlichkeit - Monument - Text: Akten des XIV Congressus Internationalis Epigraphiae Graecae et Latinae, edited by W. Eck and P. Funke, Berlin: De Gruyter (2014), 494-496.

""The Herculaneum Graffiti Project,"" ISAW Papers 7.4: Current Practice in Linked Open Data for the Ancient World, edited by T. Elliott, S. Heath, J. Muccigrosso (2014).

""The Graffiti,"" in: Excavations at Zeugma, edited by W. Aylward, Los Altos, CA: Packard Humanities Institute (2013), 178-191. [co-authored with K. Coleman]

""Campania,"" in: The Virgil Encyclopedia, vol. I, edited by R. Thomas and J. Ziolkowski, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell (2013), 226-227.

""Magic Squares, Alphabet Jumbles, Riddles and more: The culture of word-games among the graffiti of Pompeii,"" in: The Muse at Play. Riddles and Wordplay in Greek and Latin Poetry, edited by J. Kwapisz, D. Petrain, and M. Szymanski, Munich: De Gruyter (2012), 65-80.

""Grafitos en lugares domésticos en la antigua Pompeya,"" in: La Memoria en la Piedra. Estudios sobre Grafitos Históricos, edited by Pablo Ozcariz Gil, Gobierno de Navarra: Príncipe de Viana (2012), 221-230.

""Dialogues of Graffiti in the House of the Four Styles at Pompeii (Casa dei Quattro Stili, I.8.17, 11),"" in: Ancient Graffiti in Context, edited by J. A. Baird and Claire Taylor, London: Routledge (2011), 20-48.

""Dialogues of Ancient Graffiti in the House of Maius Castricius at Pompeii,"" American Journal of Archaeology 114.1 (2010), 59-101.

""Rome in Pompeii: Wall Inscriptions and GIS,"" in: Latin on Stone. Epigraphic Research and Computing, edited by F. Feraudi-Gruénais, Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield (2010), 45-75.

""Amianth, a Ball-Game, and Making One's Mark,"" Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 167 (2008), 193-200.

""Pompeii, Puteoli, and the status of a colonia in the mid-first century AD,"" in: Pompei, Capri e la Penisola Sorrentina, edited by F. Senatore, Roma: Bardi Editori (2004), 349-368.

""Teaching by Example: Aetiology in Plutarch's De Mulierum Virtutibus,"" Ploutarchos n.s. 1 (2003/2004), 11-20.

""A New Praetorian Laterculus from Rome,"" Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 134 (2001), 221-232.

""The Inscriptions of the Aqueducts of Rome: the ancient period,"" The Waters of Rome 1 (2001), 1-10.


""The Scope and Typology of Graffiti at Oplontis,"" in: Villa A (""of Poppaea"") at Oplontis, edited by J. Clarke, S. De Caro, and M. Thomas, vol. II, American Council of Learned Societies.
“Urban and Suburban Attitudes Toward Writing on Walls: Pompeii and Environs,” Writing Matters, edited by Irene Berti et al., University of Heidelberg.
“Gladiators, Greetings, and Poetry: Graffiti in first century Pompeii,” Scribbling Through History: Comparative Studies of Graffiti from Ancient Egypt Onwards, edited by C. Ragazzoli, O. Harmansah, and C. Salvador, Bloomsbury.
""The Ancient Graffiti Project,"" Journal of Digital Archaeology.
Current Projects:
The Joy of Writing. Roman Culture and Ancient Graffiti in Pompeii
from https://www.wlu.edu/directory/profile?ID=x3919 on 6-21-17.

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