Statement about love

Hic amor sapiet

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Translation: Here love will be wise
Findspot: Herculaneum, Samnite House (V.1)
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Language: Latin
Writing Style: Graffito/incised
  • Graffito Height: 11
  • Graffito Length: 39.5
  • Height from Ground: 151.5
  • Min Letter Height: 2.5
  • Max Letter Height: 9.5
Apparatus Criticus: Textus secundum (2), contulerunt et mensuras prehenderunt Beall, Bey IV, Mccrory, Opdenhoff, Tomasi, Zimmermann Damer (HGP) a. 2014.
Bibliography: CIL 04, 10562 (1)
A. Varone, Titulorum graphio exaratorum qui in CIL IV vol. IV collecti sunt Imagines, Roma 2012, vol. II, p. 491, con foto (2)
Link to EDR: #EDR140135
Suggested Citation: 'Statement about love', The Ancient Graffiti Project Search Engine, <> [accessed: 22 Jun 2018]

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