Erotic graffito

tene ((:phallus))

Letters once present, now missing due to damage to the surface or support

Damage to the surface or support; letters cannot be restored with certainty

Abbreviation; text was never written out; expanded by editor

Letters intentionally erased in antiquity

Letters whose reading is clear but meaning is incomprehensible

Characters damaged or unclear that would be unintelligible without context

Characters formerly visible, now missing

Description of a figural graffito (used by EDR and AGP)

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[- - -]
Translation: Mansueta, hold (on/it?)
Findspot: Herculaneum, Taberna (V.10)
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Language: Latin
Writing Style: charcoal
  • Graffito Length: 48
  • Min Letter Height: 3.0
  • Max Letter Height: 4.0
Apparatus Criticus: Textus et mensurae secundum (2)
vv. 1-2: verba carbone scripta sunt (1), aliter (2)
Bibliography: Rend. Ac. Arch. Nap. 33, 1958, p. 293, n. 725 (M. Della Corte) (1)
CIL 04, 10568 (1)
H. D. Jocelyn, A Greek Indecency and its Students: ΛAIKAZEIN Cambridge 1980 (3)
Link to EDR: #EDR140144
Suggested Citation: 'Erotic graffito', The Ancient Graffiti Project Search Engine, <> [accessed: 21 Mar 2018]

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