Poetic graffito

hoc cupidi,
multo magis ire cupimus.

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

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Translation: We came! We came here desiring, much more do we desire to go
Findspot: Herculaneum, House of the Telephus Relief (InsulaOrientalisI.2)
property metadata ➜
Language: Latin
Writing Style: Graffito/incised
  • Graffito Length: 3.6
  • Min Letter Height: 0.2
  • Max Letter Height: 0.7
Apparatus Criticus: Textus et mensurae secundum (1)
De aliis exemplis huius carminis, vide CIL 04, 01227, 02995, 06697, 08114, 08231, 08891, 09849, 10065a.
v. 1: lat: 2,7; litt. alt.: 0,2-0,4 (1)
v. 2: lat: 3,0; litt. alt.: 0,2-0,4 (1)
v. 3: lat: 3,6; litt. alt.: 0,2-0,5 (1)
v. 4: lat: 7,0; litt. alt.: 0,2-0,7 (1)
Bibliography: CIL 04, 10640 (1)
Riv. Stud. Pomp. 17, 2006, p. 7-13 (P. Kruschwitz) (2)
Stud. Philol. Val. 11, 2008, p. 248-249 (P. Kruschwitz) (3)
K. Milnor, Graffiti and the Literary Landscape of Roman Pompeii, Oxford 2014, p. 182-184 (4)
Link to EDR: #EDR153487
Suggested Citation: 'Poetic graffito', The Ancient Graffiti Project Search Engine, <http://ancientgraffiti.org/Graffiti/graffito/AGP-EDR153487> [accessed: 25 May 2018]

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