Greetings to Lucius Actius

L(uci?) Acti va(le). Mystice Mus comici icui pro te fuimus.

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Translation: Lucius Actius, farewell. Mysticus, mus(ician), (slave?) of the comedian Icuus...we were for you. (trans. Cooley and Cooley)
Findspot: Herculaneum, House of the Telephus Relief (InsulaOrientalisI.2)
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Language: Latin
Writing Style: Graffito/incised
  • Graffito Length: 37
Apparatus Criticus: Textus et mensura secundum (1)
v. 1: L fortasse non praenomen LUCIUS significat aut non recte scriptum est. ACTI ad Actium Anicetum mimum videtur referre qui in duobus Herculenensibus et sedecim Pompeianis titulis memoratur (2).
Infra EDR154533 et EDR154534
Bibliography: CIL 04, 10643c (1)
Am. Journ. Philol., 108, 1987, p. 95-107 (J. Franklin) (2)
Link to EDR: #EDR154535
Suggested Citation: 'Greetings to Lucius Actius', The Ancient Graffiti Project Search Engine, <> [accessed: 20 Jun 2018]

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