Graffito mentioning a date

III non(as) M̂âi(as)
VII idus paeriit (:periit)

Epigraphic Convention Key
Symbol Meaning
a(bc) Abbreviation; text was never written out; expanded by editor
(:abc) Gives standard spelling to explain non-standard text in an inscription (used by EDR and AGP)
âbc Letters joined in ligature, each letter that is joined to the next letter is indicated by a caret
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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)
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Language: Latin
Writing Style: Graffito/incised
Apparatus Criticus: Textus et mensurae secundum (3)
v. 1: lat.: 17,8; litt. alt.: 3,2-11,0
v. 2: lat.: 20,2; litt. alt.: 0,8-6,7
v. 1: MAI in nexu; MAI[AS] (3) sed tectorium remanet et debet legi MAI(AS).
v. 2: PAERIIT pro PERIIT; II pro littera E scriptum
Contulerunt et mensuras prehenderunt Brewer, Handloser, Helms, Maddy, Nyhuis (HGP) a. 2016.
HGP mensurae, alt.: 21,4
HGP mensurae, lat.: 26,0
HGP mensurae, litt. alt.: 0,9 (v. 1, secunda I)-11,5 (v. 1, prima I)
Infra, in eodem pariete titulus apparetur in quo littera graeca Σ pro littera E scriptum est: FUGΣO TULLIA NIGRUM LUMΣN ABSTULIT[+]Σ VIVIUM (3). Ex nostra aetate est et legi debet FALSO TULLIA NIGRUM LUMEN ABSTULIT ΣVIVIA (4)-(5). (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: AGP-EDR154574, The Ancient Graffiti Project, <http://ancientgraffiti.org/Graffiti/graffito/AGP-EDR154574> [accessed: 20 Jun 2019]

Editor: Rebecca Benefiel

Principal Contributor: Holly Sypniewski

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