Erotic graffito

Loginus IV Idu[s Iu]lias
Iu{a}lias accepit vim hila(re)
Sturnus am(ator?)

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

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Translation: Longinus - Four days before the Ides of July, he received physical force cheerfully. Starling(?)...
Findspot: Herculaneum, Ramp (OutsideWalls.ow1)
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Language: Latin
Writing Style: Graffito/incised
  • Graffito Length: 10.4
  • Min Letter Height: 0.2
  • Max Letter Height: 1.8
Apparatus Criticus: Textus secundum (1)
v. 1: lat.: 9,5; litt. alt.: 3,0-5,0
v. 2: lat.: 10,4; litt. alt.: 0,2-1,8
v. 3: lat.: 6,0; litt. alt.: 0,3-1,0
vv. 1-2: IULIAS scriptum bis.
v. 3: HILA(RE) aut HILA(RIS) apud (1)
Bibliography: CIL 04, 10694 (1)
Link to EDR: #EDR154434
Suggested Citation: 'Erotic graffito', The Ancient Graffiti Project Search Engine, <> [accessed: 25 May 2018]

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