Roman Political Campaigns: The Evidence from Pompeii

As we enter the final months of the election season, Americans brace themselves for the negative campaigning that will inevitably flow through all of their media channels.  Yet Political Action Committees, attack ads, and dubious propaganda have a long history in Western politics, as Philip Freeman explains in his essay on the character of political elections in the Roman city of Pompeii.

Negative Campaigning, Pompeii-Style