Insult

P(ubli) Pro=
pesi
cuntus.
Verpa
que (:quae) is=
tuc
leges.
〈:vacat〉
Non es
fiden=
ter,
script=
o (:scriptor)
((:phallus))


Translation: Publius Propesius, jerk. You who read this are a prick. -- You are not trustworthy, writer. (drawing of a phallus)
Description of Drawing (English): Drawing of a phallus
Findspot: Pompeii, Campus ad amphitheatrum (II.7.1)
Precise Location: col. XXXV, stria 17
Drawing Category: Erotic images
Language: Latin
Writing Style: Graffito/incised
Apparatus Criticus: Textus secundum (5), mensurae secundum (7). Contulerunt Zimmermann Damer et Benefiel (AGP) a. 2019.
Tectorium nunc maxime corrosum, sed vestigia adhuc videntur a. 2019.
v. 5: II pro littera E scriptum
vv. 8-12: scripti alia manu lectoris cuiusdam (5)
v. 3: Legerim CVNTVS, pro CONTVS scriptum (5)
v. 4: VERPA (E)S (1), VERP(a) ES (2), VERPA (5)
v. 5: QVI (2), QVE pro QVAE (5)
v. 7: LEGES pro LEGIS (2)
vv. 8-12: NON ES (= ne sis) / FIDEN/TER (pro fidens). / SCRIPT/O. (2)
vv. 1-13: P. PROPESICVNIVS (SCRIBIT): VERPA (E)S QVI ISTVC LEGES (pro legis)! NON ES (=ne sis) FIDENS (=ne fidas) SCRIPTO! (1)
vv. 1-13: P. PROPESICVNIVS (nomen fictum?) (SCRIBIT): VERP(A) ES QVI ISTVC LEGES (pro legis). NON ES (=ne sis) FIDENTER (pro fidens) SCRIPTO. (2)
vv. 1-13: POPIDIVS/ SECVNDVS/ VERPA (E)S/ QVI IS/TVC / LEGES / NON ES / PEDICA/TOR / SCRIPT/E (3)
vv. 1-3: P(ublius) PRO/PESI/CVNIVS (6)
In eadem columna: EDR127809 (stria 6), EDR127812 (striae 7-8), EDR168074 (stria 8), EDR127814 (stria 14), et EDR168120 (stria 17).
Bibliography: Not. Sc., 64, 1939, p. 261, nr. 130 (M. Della Corte) (1)
CIL 04, 08617 con apografo (2)
Class. Quart., 37, 1943, p. 111 (F.A. Todd) (3)
J. N. Adams, The Latin Sexual Vocabulary, London 1990, p. 12, 124, 133 (4)
A. Varone, Titulorum graphio exaratorum qui in CIL Vol. IV collecti sunt imagines, Roma 2012, vol. I, p. 142 con foto (5)
Studj Romanzi, 10, 2014, p. 272 (P. Kruschwitz) (6)
A. Spal, Poesie-Erotik-Witz: Humorvoll-spöttische Versinschriften... in Pompeji und Umbegung, Berlin 2016, pp. 148 n. 733, 171 n. 844 (7)
http://ancientgraffiti.org/Graffiti/graffito/AGP-EDR127815 (8)
Link to EDR: #EDR127815
Suggested Citation: AGP-EDR127815, The Ancient Graffiti Project, <http://ancientgraffiti.org/Graffiti/graffito/AGP-EDR127815> [accessed: 23 Feb 2024]
Contributions:

Editor: Rebecca Benefiel

Principal Contributors: Rebecca Benefiel, Joshua Zacks, Rebecca Benefiel

Contributors: E. Zimmermann Damer, C. Creamer, M. Holcomb, M. P. Lewis, J. Rach

Last Revision: 2021-08-13

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