I never would have realised this myself, but WordPress just kindly wished me (or rather, this blog) a happy anniversary. I find it difficult to believe that an entire year has passed since I began looking in earnest at the networks of Pompeii as visible through the epigraphic record, and find it even more surprising that I have found evidence of so many types of networks, not just in the ancient city, but in Latin literature as well (watch this space for more on that).
I have been amazed that the blog as a whole has had such a following – this makes the thirtieth posting, and the pages have been viewed nearly six thousand times. So, in looking back at the last year of my research project and this blog, I thought I would review the top five posts, in terms of popularity. (Note: I have excluded hits for pages such as the archives, about section, and the posts containing videos from the research seminar series held at the University of Leeds earlier this year, all of which had many hundreds of views. If you missed them, you can find them all here: The Present and Future of Vesuvian Research).
5. Vergil Abuse (96 views)
4. This time, it’s personal (106 views)
3. The Herculanenses (133 views)
2. Venus Pompeiana (149 views)
1. Pompeii and Circumstance (351 views)