Ok.. ok this is really getting to me now because im worried i didnt do the write thing. Wasn't the question on the economy something along the lines of "What do sources A and B (the fishing equipment and the fullery picture) reveal about the industry of pompeii and herculaneum, make reference to these and other sources in your answer" ... why is everyone going on talking about prostitution "and like 6 other industries" when answering this question, im pretty sure a picture of fishing equipment dosnt reveal the role olive oil or prostitutes played in the economy. To me it seems as if the question is asking us to describe/assess the role that the fishing/fullery industries played in the economy... It is beyond me how these sources would lead you to prostitution and or any other industry. I know it says make reference to other sources but only to support your arguement for the importance those TWO represented industries played otherwise you could just bring anything into it and i doubt that is what the question was designed to do.
Lets just say i'm wrong and i really doubt i am, would an in depth answer on those two industries with 4 or so references to historians and quotes be enough to satisfy the criteria? ahhhh so worried! haha =[
Also... for all those who called the fullery a bakery it said UNDER the picture "The fullery of stephanus".... lol -_-
From my reading, I would disagree that the question necessarily
precluded talk of other industries. But I would basically agree with the 'essence' of your point. This is basically because we have only a small amount of space to write in (equivalent to 1/2 an a4 page I adduce); and we of course could talk about the totality of the industries/economy for a far greater length. As such, the focus of the answer would have had to be on what the given sources show, imply and infer. I would agree that you would have been hard pressed to discuss these industries in proper detail and have a lot
of room left to discuss the other industries short of just name dropping them and their evidence (not of course that that would be inherently bad). Some selectivity is always needed in such limited answers.
So basically, if you discussed those to industries in detail (bearing in mind of course that this course requires us to over-infer things, so that nets=>fishing=>importance in trade/diet=>garum and fullery=>wool industry=>linen trade with Egypt) and brought in enough external source material, I would say you should be fine - certainly not below 6-8.