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Roman wine merchants an ancient profession ?

Roman wine merchants – did they exist in ancient Rome ?

Roman wine merchants But yes! The purchase and sale of wine was even one of the most important branches of the Roman wine merchants trade! The Vinarius (mercator Vinarius ) – wine merchant – was either a wholesaler in the regional or long-distance trade or operated as a retailer. Weiterlesen →

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Wax tablet self-made

Wax tablet – writing material

wax tablet pompeiiThe Romans first used wooden wax tablets in the form of 10 to 20 centimeters in width and 6 to 15 centimeters height, were you were able to write on the whitened surface with ink. This was replaced by tablets, most of which were filled with black wax. The wax was scratched as a form of writing, with a stylus made of bronze or bone (stylus / graphium). Weiterlesen →

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