Graffito mentioning professions

Quam mita (?) vis (?). Pastores ateque (:atque). Caste monit erga pugiles (?).

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: How soft is violence? Shepherds too. Chastely, he warns (him?) regarding the boxers.
Findspot: Herculaneum, Ramp (OutsideWalls.ow1)
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Language: Latin
Writing Style: Graffito/incised
  • Graffito Height: 3.1
  • Graffito Length: 25.6
  • Height from Ground: 123.5
Apparatus Criticus: Textus secundum Della Corte apud (1), contulerunt et mensuras prehenderunt Hicks, Nyhuis, Rasmussen, Rebman a. 2014.
Ciprotti apud (1): ex duobus Matthaei Della Corte apographis, pro PASTORES, fortasse CASTALES vel CASTORES; VIS, ERGA, PVGILES dubiae sunt lectionis.
Bibliography: CIL 04, 10695 con apografo (1)
A. Varone, Titulorum graphio exaratorum qui in CIL vol. IV collecti sunt, Imagines, Roma 2012, vol. II, p. 512, con foto (2)
Link to EDR: #EDR140980
Suggested Citation: 'Graffito mentioning professions', The Ancient Graffiti Project Search Engine, <> [accessed: 21 Jun 2018]

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