((phallus)) ratio (:rationem) mi cum ponis
Batacare te pidicaro (:pedicavero)

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

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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

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

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Findspot: Pompeii, Lupanar (VII.12.18)
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Language: Latin
Writing Style: Graffito/incised
Apparatus Criticus: Textus secundum (2); mensurae ex apographo apud (1).
v. 1: ratio pro rationem.
v. 2: pidicaro pro pedicaro, i.e. pedicavero: V. Väänänen, Le latin vulgaire des inscriptions pompéiennes, Berlin 1959, 40; v. 2: pidicaro pro pedicabo (3)
v. 3: alia manu scriptus (3)
Status huius tituli incertus est: nulla enim imago exstat in A. Varone, Titulorum graphio exaratorum qui in C.I.L. vol. IV collecti sunt imagines, Roma 2012, vol. II.
Bibliography: CIL 04, 02254 (1), cfr. p. 216 (2)
Helios 78, 2011, p. 78 n. 30 (S. Levin-Richardson) (3)
Link to EDR: #EDR150010
Suggested Citation: 'Graffito', The Ancient Graffiti Project Search Engine, <> [accessed: 21 Jun 2018]

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