Graffito mentioning a date

III non(as) M̂âi[as]
VII idus p{a}eriit (:periit)

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Translation: Three days before the Nones of May. Seven days before the Ides, he (it?) died.
Findspot: Herculaneum, Shop (InsulaOrientalisII.16)
property metadata ➜
Language: Latin
Writing Style: Graffito/incised
  • Graffito Height: 21.4
  • Graffito Length: 26
  • Height from Ground: 121.9
  • Min Letter Height: 0.9
  • Max Letter Height: 11.5
Apparatus Criticus: Textus et mensurae secundum (3)
v. 1: MAI in nexu
v. 2: PAERIIT pro PERIIT scriptum; II pro littera E scriptum
v. 1: lat.: 17,8; litt. alt.: 3,2-11,0
v. 2: lat.: 20,2; litt. alt.: 0,8-6,7
Infra, in eodem pariete alter titulus apparetur in quo littera graeca Σ pro littera E scriptum est: FUGΣO TULLIA NIGRUM LUMΣN ABSTULIT[+]Σ VIVIUM (3), qui nostrae aetatis est (4-5). Hic titulus secundum (4-5) legi debet: FALSO TULLIA NIGRUM LUMEN ABSTULIT ΣVIVIA (pro SVILIA, i.e. AILIVS retrograde, pro nomen Italicum Elio).
Bibliography: Helikon, 4, 1962, p. 304 (P. Ciprotti) - AE 1964 (1)
AE 1964, 0159 (2)
CIL 04, 10668 (3)
Riv. Stud. Pomp., 11, 2000, 278, fig. 1d (A. Varone) (4)
A. Varone, Titulorum graphio exaratorum qui in CIL vol. IV collecti sunt, Imagines, Roma 2012, vol. II, p. 507, con foto (5)
Link to EDR: #EDR154574
Suggested Citation: 'Graffito mentioning a date', The Ancient Graffiti Project Search Engine, <> [accessed: 22 Jun 2018]

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