This project focuses on the informal Latin inscribed in the walls of the Roman Empire. The graffiti is displayed in the format of a concertina book, which presents imagery based on the original handwritten inscriptions and on the artistic style of the time. The imagery is presented in the format of cutouts that connect both sides of the concertina, adding a new layer to the three-dimensional qualities of the object.
The content of the book aims to show a different side of the Latin language and to tell us more about the dynamic of the people’s interactions. The Latin inscribed in the walls of the Roman Empire show sense of humour, anger, hope, dissatisfaction and many other contrasting feelings that reveal a connection to our contemporary society. The different occurrences discussed in the text show that, even millennia apart, our behaviours are more alike than we might think.