Erotic graffito

pedica ut comatus
suurus (:Syrus?)

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)

Gives standard spelling to explain non-standard text in an inscription (used by EDR and AGP)

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Translation: Vitalio... (more confusing text here).
Findspot: Herculaneum, Ramp (OutsideWalls.ow1)
property metadata ➜
Language: Latin
Writing Style: Graffito/incised
  • Graffito Height: 7
  • Graffito Length: 13
  • Height from Ground: 96
  • Min Letter Height: 0.4
  • Max Letter Height: 2.5
  • Min Letter Height with Flourishes: 0.6
  • Max Letter Height with Flourishes: 1.3
Apparatus Criticus: Textus et mensurae secundum (1)
v. 1: lat.: 5,5; litt. alt.: 0,4-1,4
v. 2: lat.: 13,4; litt. alt.: 0,5-2,5
v. 3: lat.: 7,0; litt. alt.: 0,6-1,5
v. 4: fortasse SUURUS pro SYRUS; lat.: 6,0; litt. alt.: 0,6-2,0
v. 5: lat.: 7,5; litt. alt.: 0,7-1,9
v. 3: Pro UROSACULA legi posse etiam PROSACULA scripsit Della Corte (1)
Bibliography: CIL 04, 10693 (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: #EDR154433
Suggested Citation: 'Erotic graffito', The Ancient Graffiti Project Search Engine, <> [accessed: 18 Jun 2018]

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