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    Graffito

    Graffito:

    Mus nequa(m)

    Translation: Mus never(?)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Wooden Screen/Partition (III.11)
    CIL: 10498a

    Tally mark

    Graffito:

    I

    Translation: 1
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Skeleton (III.3)
    CIL: 10495b

    Graffito

    Graffito:

    Ultas

    Translation: The (women?) who have avenged (?)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Palaestra (InsulaOrientalisII.4)
    CIL: 10658

    Greetings to Anicia

    Graffito:

    Anịciaẹ f̲e̲l̲i̲c̲i̲t̲e̲r̲

    Translation: May things go happily for Anicia.
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Inn (III.19)
    CIL: 10511

    Drawing of a gladiator helmet

    Graffito:

    ((:galea gladiatoria))

    Description of Drawing (English): gladiator helmet
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Grand Portal (V.35)
    CIL: 10711
    Drawing Category: Gladiators

    Warning for Timinia

    Graffito:

    Caves, Timinia,
    Iures

    Translation: Beware, Timinia: thieves!
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Central Baths (VI.1,7-10)
    CIL: 10600

    Greek alphabet

    Graffito:

    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞ̲ΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ

    Translation: (The whole alphabet in Greek)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Wineshop of Antigonus (InsulaOrientalisII.9)
    CIL: 10717

    Insult

    Graffito:

    Lasius cinedus (:cinaedus)

    Translation: Lasius is a pervert.
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Water Tower (WithinWalls.ww2)
    CIL: 10671

    Graffito in Greek

    Graffito:

    Ἑρμία(ς)

    Translation: Hermias (i.e. a name)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Central Baths (VI.1,7-10)
    CIL: 10594

    Drawing of a gladiator helmet

    Graffito:

    ((:galea gladiatoria))

    Description of Drawing (English): gladiator helmet
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Grand Portal (V.35)
    CIL: 10711
    Drawing Category: Gladiators

    Graffito

    Graffito:

    ABCDEFG̣H++[---]
    ABC̣[---]

    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Locus incertus
    CIL: 2521

    Poetic graffito (?)

    Graffito:

    Ursi me comedant

    Translation: Let the bears devour me.
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Palaestra (InsulaOrientalisII.4)
    CIL: 10656

    Graffito

    Graffito:

    Arrius
    P(ubli) f(ilius)

    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: So-called College of the Augustales (Curia) (VI.21)

    Graffito naming Hilarus (?)

    Graffito:

    ILASV (:Hilarus?)

    Translation: Hilarus
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Black Salon (VI.13)
    CIL: 10609

    Graffito about Diogenes the Cynic philosopher

    Graffito:

    Διογένης ὁ κυνικὸς φιλόσοφος
    ἰδὼν γυναῖκα ὑπὸ ποταμοῦ φε=
    ρομένην, εἶπεν· ἄφες φέρεσσθαι(:φέρεσθαι)
    τὸ κακ⌜ὸ⌝ν ὑπὸ κα`κοῦ´ ΚΙΥΣ.

    Translation: Diogenes the Cynic philospher, seeing a woman being carried off by the river, said: let the bad thing be carried away by the worse.
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Grand Taberna (IV.15-16)
    CIL: 10529

    Graffito

    Graffito:

    CVEN

    Translation: to whom in . . .
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Wooden Shrine (V.31)
    CIL: 10586d

    Graffito naming Moderatus

    Graffito:

    Mode̲r̲atus̲

    Translation: Moderatus
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Two Atria (VI.29)
    CIL: 10616

    Graffito naming Polybius (?)

    Graffito:

    POLY

    Translation: Poly(bius?)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Telephus Relief (InsulaOrientalisI.2)
    CIL: 10637

    Series of letters

    Graffito:

    CA

    Translation: CA
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Telephus Relief (InsulaOrientalisI.2)
    CIL: 10642

    Inventory

    Graffito:

    Qunei (:cunei) XXIII
    Asseres XV

    Translation: 23 wedges. 15 poles.
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Upper Aula (InsulaOrientalisII.19)
    CIL: 10670b

    Graffito

    Graffito:

    [---]at veniat

    Translation: ...let him/her come.
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Shop (InsulaOrientalisII.16)
    CIL: 10669

    Inventory

    Graffito:

    Cunei

    Translation: Wedges
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Upper Aula (InsulaOrientalisII.19)
    CIL: 10670a

    Graffito

    Graffito:

    [---]ASV M umor[---]

    Translation: (Other letters here...) moisture
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Palaestra (InsulaOrientalisII.4)
    CIL: 10661

    Greetings to Aulus Tertius

    Graffito:

    [---]gius a Tertio S

    Translation: [---]gius says hello to Aulus Tertius. Hello!
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Grand Taberna (IV.15-16)
    CIL: 10534

    Graffito naming Tiberius Claudius

    Graffito:

    Ti(berius) Claud(ius)

    Translation: Tiberius Claudius
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Dye shop (InsulaOrientalisII.11-12)
    CIL: 10667

    Mention of a vase

    Graffito:

    Vasa

    Translation: Vase
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Taberna Vasaria (IV.14)
    CIL: 10527

    Drawing of a head

    Graffito:

    ((:caput acutum cum nasone longo et corona, gryllus?))

    Description of Drawing (English): pointed head with long nose and garland wreath, caricature?
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Suburban Baths (OutsideWalls.ow2)
    CIL: 10676
    Drawing Category: Human figures

    Graffito naming Caetronius

    Graffito:

    Caetronius

    Translation: Caetronius
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Ramp (OutsideWalls.ow1)
    CIL: 10685

    Statement about love

    Graffito:

    Hic amor sapiet

    Translation: Here love will be wise
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Cardo IV (V.1-9)
    CIL: 10562

    Graffito in Greek

    Graffito:

    Φάβ(ιος)

    Translation: Fab(ius)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Bicentenary (V.15)
    CIL: 10574b

    Erotic grafitto

    Graffito:

    V Bombycion (:Βομβύκιον)
    fellat

    Translation: Bombycion sucks
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Telephus Relief (InsulaOrientalisI.2)
    CIL: 10628

    Graffito mentioning a date

    Graffito:

    XI k(alendas) Febarias (:Februarias)

    Translation: The 11th day before the Kalends of February.
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Gem (InsulaOrientalisI.1)
    CIL: 10617

    Tally marks

    Graffito:

    IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

    Translation: 19
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Wineshop of Antigonus (InsulaOrientalisII.9)
    CIL: 10663c

    Graffito

    Graffito:

    AB

    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Upstairs apartment (V.18)
    CIL: 10709

    Graffito naming Crocale

    Graffito:

    Croca̲ḷe
    barbat̲a̲

    Translation: Bearded Crocale
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Taberna of Priapus (IV.17)
    CIL: 10547

    Greetings (?)

    Graffito:

    AM
    Surus
    Ianua va(le)

    Translation: Am(andus?), Surus: farewell Ianua(rius?).
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Mosaic Atrium (IV.2)
    CIL: 10513

    Beginning of a name (?)

    Graffito:

    MAM

    Translation: Mam(ius?)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Samnite House (V.1)
    CIL: 10564

    Drawing of a column base

    Graffito:

    ((:basis columnae))

    Description of Drawing (English): column base
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Stags (IV.21)
    CIL: 10561
    Drawing Category: Other

    Graffito naming Proculus

    Graffito:

    Proculus
    ((:herma viri))

    Translation: Proculus
    Description of Drawing (English): bust of a man
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Decumanus Inferior (IV.10-15)
    CIL: 10526
    Drawing Category: Human figures

    Graffito mentioning a name (?)

    Graffito:

    Eueno

    Translation: to Euenus(?)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Taberna of Priapus (IV.17)
    CIL: 10549

    Greek letters

    Graffito:

    ΚΛΗΒΙΧΝ

    Translation: (series of Greek letters)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Telephus Relief (InsulaOrientalisI.2)
    CIL: 10623

    Initials (?)

    Graffito:

    PÂM

    Translation: P(ublius) A(---) M(---?)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Telephus Relief (InsulaOrientalisI.2)
    CIL: 10625b

    Series of letters

    Graffito:

    IVIIRIIHIIRI

    Translation: (untranslateable series of letters)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Telephus Relief (InsulaOrientalisI.2)
    CIL: 10627

    Name written in the shape of a boat

    Graffito:

    Silentiolus
    ((:nomen SILENTIOLUS in forma navis scriptum))

    Translation: Silentiolus
    Description of Drawing (English): name SILENTIOUS written in the shape of a boat
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: (InsulaOrientalisII.2-3)
    CIL: 10655b
    Drawing Category: Boats

    Greek alphabet

    Graffito:

    ΑΒΓΔΕ

    Translation: Beginning of Greek alphabet
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Mosaic Atrium (IV.2)
    CIL: 10708

    Alphabet

    Graffito:

    ABCD

    Translation: (Beginning of an alphabet)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Decumanus Maximus
    CIL: 10714

    Greek alphabet

    Graffito:

    ΑΒΓΔ

    Translation: (Beginning of an alphabet)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Telephus Relief (InsulaOrientalisI.2)
    CIL: 10716

    Drawing of a monster (?)

    Graffito:

    ((:gryllus feminae cum cornibus, unguibus, dentibus, et alis, falcem aut baculum tenentis))

    Description of Drawing (English): caricature of a woman with horns, claws, teeth, and wings, holding a scythe or staff
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Samnite House (V.1)
    Drawing Categories: Human figures , Animals

    Drawing of a man

    Graffito:

    ((:figura hominis))

    Description of Drawing (English): figure of a man
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Stags (IV.21)
    CIL: 10561 (nota)
    Drawing Category: Human figures

    Graffito

    Graffito:

    Augu

    Translation: (Something about augury or the emperor?)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Grand Taberna (IV.15-16)
    CIL: 10536

    Drawing of a man

    Graffito:

    ((:vir ad sin. prospiciens))

    Description of Drawing (English): man facing left
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Wooden Shrine (V.31)
    CIL: 10586
    Drawing Category: Human figures

    Greek alphabet

    Graffito:

    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘ

    Translation: Beginning of Greek alphabet
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Upstairs apartment (V.18)
    CIL: 10709

    Drawing of circles

    Graffito:

    ((:sex circuli quorum duo simplices et quattuor duplices sunt))

    Description of Drawing (English): six circles, two single and four double
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Central Baths (VI.1,7-10)
    Drawing Category: Geometric designs

    Drawing of a boat

    Graffito:

    ((:navis))

    Description of Drawing (English): boat
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Telephus Relief (InsulaOrientalisI.2)
    Drawing Category: Boats

    Tally marks

    Graffito:

    IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

    Translation: 21
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Wineshop of Antigonus (InsulaOrientalisII.9)
    CIL: 10663a

    Graffito mentioning a price

    Graffito:

    Saturnina[e]
    matr(i) uncus
    a(ssibus) III

    Translation: For Saturnina, a mother, a hook that costs three asses (coins).
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Cardo IV (IV.1-9)
    CIL: 10519

    Graffito mentioning an office

    Graffito:

    P S edituis (:aedituus)

    Translation: P S For the temple-attendants(?)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Wooden Shrine (V.31)
    CIL: 10587

    Greetings to Echio

    Graffito:

    Echio va(le)

    Translation: Goodbye Echio.
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Central Baths (VI.1,7-10)
    CIL: 10596

    Graffito

    Graffito:

    IIII P(ublius) Quin(tilius?)

    Translation: 4 Publius Quin(tilius?)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Inn (III.19)
    CIL: 10512

    Series of letters

    Graffito:

    CEN

    Translation: (series of letters)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Wooden Shrine (V.31)
    CIL: 10586a

    Graffito mentioning a name (?)

    Graffito:

    Q(uintus) [-] LA

    Translation: Q(uintus) La(elius?)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Fabric (IV.19)
    CIL: 10554a

    Tally marks

    Graffito:

    XI

    Translation: 11
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Grand Taberna (IV.15-16)
    CIL: 10546b

    Numerical graffito

    Graffito:

    S(emis) C Y ((mille)) S(emis) S(emis)

    Translation: (Series of numbers?)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Palaestra (InsulaOrientalisII.4)
    CIL: 10657

    Graffito naming Cilix

    Graffito:

    [F]usci Cilix
    Cilix

    Translation: Cilix, (slave) of Fuscus. Cilix.
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Suburban Baths (OutsideWalls.ow2)
    CIL: 10681

    Tally marks

    Graffito:

    IIIIIIIIIII

    Translation: 11
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Taberna of Priapus (IV.17)
    CIL: 10552

    Statement about a transaction

    Graffito:

    Exemta (:exempta)
    stecora (:stercora)
    a(ssibus) XI

    Translation: Dung removed for 11 asses (coins)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Black Salon (VI.13)
    CIL: 10606

    Graffito mentioning a name

    Graffito:

    CAI

    Translation: Gaius! (vocative... or abbreviated nominative, or set of initials)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Telephus Relief (InsulaOrientalisI.2)
    CIL: 10636

    Beginning of a name (?)

    Graffito:

    METI

    Translation: Metienus(?) OR Mettius(?)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Telephus Relief (InsulaOrientalisI.2)
    CIL: 10644

    Drawing of a phallus

    Graffito:

    ((:phallus))

    Description of Drawing (English): phallus
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Ramp (OutsideWalls.ow1)
    CIL: 10704
    Drawing Category: Erotic images

    Beginning of a name (?)

    Graffito:

    REST ((:tres lineae aequae))

    Translation: Rest(itutus?)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Stags (IV.21)
    CIL: 10560

    Series of letters

    Graffito:

    [- - - d]ece[mbr?- - -]

    Translation: (D)ece(mber?)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Central Baths (VI.1,7-10)
    CIL: 10605

    Graffito

    Graffito:

    Vinum a(sses) III
    Quatusui++I VIII
    Nig[---] ((denarius)) V s(emis)
    Capitoni
    Nigro ((denarius)) V
    Nig[---]

    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: (VI.2-3)
    CIL: 5448

    Graffito mentioning names (?)

    Graffito:

    A(ulus) Tati(us?)
    [- - -]p̲r̲ius

    Translation: Aulus Tati(us) (...other letters here...)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Central Baths (VI.1,7-10)
    CIL: 10599a

    Graffito

    Graffito:

    M̂M̂M̂Mu̲s̲

    Translation: MMMMus (personal name) OR MMMMouse
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Wooden Screen/Partition (III.11)
    CIL: 10498d

    Statement about a transaction

    Graffito:

    Septembr(es)
    III idus pro tunica ((denarius)) I a(sses) VIII

    Translation: On the third day before the Ides of September, (I spent) one denarius and eight asses for a tunic.
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Shop of the Gem-cutter (InsulaOrientalisII.10)
    CIL: 10664

    Series of letters

    Graffito:

    HIMME

    Translation: (untranslateable series of letters)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Telephus Relief (InsulaOrientalisI.2)
    CIL: 10639

    Tally marks

    Graffito:

    XX IIIIIIIII

    Translation: 20 9
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Two Atria (VI.29)
    CIL: 10613

    Graffito naming Remnius Rufus

    Graffito:

    Rẹmmius Rufus

    Translation: Remnius Rufus
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Wooden Screen/Partition (III.11)
    CIL: 10496

    Graffito

    Graffito:

    [- - -]o
    [- - -]foro

    Translation: ... (in the) forum (?)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Telephus Relief (InsulaOrientalisI.2)
    CIL: 10629

    Graffito

    Graffito:

    〈:ad perpendiculum〉
    Iuvari

    Translation: To be helped
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Bicentenary (V.15)
    CIL: 10572

    Series of letters

    Graffito:

    GENT[--]RR[---]

    Translation: (series of letters)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Wooden Shrine (V.31)
    CIL: 10586b

    Series of letters

    Graffito:

    Ad Ner[---]

    Translation: To Nero (?)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Fabric (IV.19)
    CIL: 10555b

    Graffito

    Graffito:

    eribus (:heribus) miscella

    Translation: a mish-mash
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Central Baths (VI.1,7-10)
    CIL: 10604b

    Series of letters

    Graffito:

    ON

    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Taberna (IV.10)
    CIL: 10523b

    Greetings to Primigenius

    Graffito:

    Prigenio (:Primigenio?) s(alutem)

    Translation: Hello to Primigenius.
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Grand Taberna (IV.15-16)
    CIL: 10531

    Graffito naming Marcus

    Graffito:

    Marcus

    Translation: Marcus
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Ramp (OutsideWalls.ow1)
    CIL: 10703

    Series of letters

    Graffito:

    IPIVS · VI · DV

    Translation: (untranslatable series of letters)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Ramp (OutsideWalls.ow1)
    CIL: 10696

    Drawing of a stag

    Graffito:

    ((:cervus a cane assultatus))

    Description of Drawing (English): stag attacked by dog
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Stags (IV.21)
    CIL: 10561
    Drawing Category: Animals

    Graffito mentioning a vow

    Graffito:

    L(uci) Aviani votus (:votum)

    Translation: A vow (literally, something vowed) of Lucius Avianus
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Bicentenary (V.15)
    CIL: 10574a

    Graffito naming a man

    Graffito:

    Q(uintus) M[---] Antu[s ---]

    Translation: Quintus M(---) Antu(s--?)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Telephus Relief (InsulaOrientalisI.2)
    CIL: 10630

    Drawing of a column base

    Graffito:

    ((:basis columnae cum parte columnae ornamentae et fortasse scalae))

    Description of Drawing (English): base and part of a decorated column and perhaps a ladder
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Stags (IV.21)
    CIL: 10561
    Drawing Category: Other

    Drawing of a stag

    Graffito:

    ((:cervus stans))

    Description of Drawing (English): standing stag
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Central Baths (VI.1,7-10)
    CIL: 10600
    Drawing Category: Animals

    Drawing of a column base

    Graffito:

    ((:basis columnae))

    Description of Drawing (English): column base
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Stags (IV.21)
    CIL: 10561
    Drawing Category: Other

    Mention of a flask (?)

    Graffito:

    Lagunas (:lagoenas)

    Translation: Flasks
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of Wattlework (III.14)
    CIL: 10500

    Graffito

    Graffito:

    Soli

    Translation: Alone...
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Gem (InsulaOrientalisI.1)
    CIL: 10621

    Graffito

    Graffito:

    NO

    Translation: NO
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Telephus Relief (InsulaOrientalisI.2)
    CIL: 10625a

    Beginning of a name

    Graffito:

    Bal̂b(us)

    Translation: Balbus
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Decumanus Inferior (V.34-35)
    CIL: 10588a

    Graffito

    Graffito:

    M

    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Cardo IV (V.1-9)
    CIL: 10484

    Mention of a name (?)

    Graffito:

    [---]bius

    Translation: Vibius?
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Central Baths (VI.1,7-10)
    CIL: 10599b

    Graffito mentioning a date

    Graffito:

    K(alends) III Iulias

    Translation: Three days before the Kalends of July
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Wooden Shrine (V.31)
    CIL: Varone 2000

    Graffito

    Graffito:

    AXBVCD

    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of Argus (II.2)
    CIL: 2543

    Greetings (?) to Isidorus

    Graffito:

    va(le?)
    [---]rio [I?]sidoru
    IX
    ((:viri caput))

    Translation: Greetings . . . to Isidorus(?). 9
    Description of Drawing (English): head of a man
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Decumanus Inferior
    CIL: 10493
    Drawing Category: Human figures

    Graffito naming Julia

    Graffito:

    Iulaiam (:Iuliam?)
    ad dom

    Translation: To Julia, mistress
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of Granianus (InsulaOrientalisI.1a)
    CIL: 10646

    Tally marks

    Graffito:

    IIII

    Translation: 4
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Wineshop of Antigonus (InsulaOrientalisII.9)
    CIL: 10663e

    Series of letters

    Graffito:

    CELES (?)
    COSSSIIIIII

    Translation: (... other letters here...) Cossutius(?)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Fabric (IV.19)
    CIL: 10556b

    Series of characters

    Graffito:

    Phlavia (:Flavia) Θ̲ l̲i̲g̲i̲s̲ (:lingis)

    Translation: Flavia (other letters here)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Central Baths (VI.1,7-10)
    CIL: 10602

    Greetings to Anicetus and Paris

    Graffito:

    Anicete Paris, va(lete)

    Translation: Goodbye, Anicetus (and) Paris.
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Telephus Relief (InsulaOrientalisI.2)
    CIL: 10643a

    Mention of food

    Graffito:

    Alica

    Translation: Porridge
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Grand Taberna (IV.15-16)
    CIL: 10533

    Drawing of a man

    Graffito:

    ((:vir baculo nixus))

    Description of Drawing (English): man leaning on staff
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Central Baths (VI.1,7-10)
    CIL: 10596
    Drawing Category: Human figures

    Graffito

    Graffito:

    Felices

    Translation: Lucky ones
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Mosaic Atrium (IV.2)
    CIL: 10514

    Graffito naming Epicurus

    Graffito:

    A Epicurus
    si es Utica

    Translation: A(ulus?) Epicurus, if you are at Utica . . .
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Mosaic Atrium (IV.2)
    CIL: 10515

    Graffito naming Vibidius (?)

    Graffito:

    Vibidi

    Translation: Of Vibidius (?) OR Vibidi(us...?)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Grand Taberna (IV.15-16)
    CIL: 10537

    Drawing of a head

    Graffito:

    ((:caput viri barbati))

    Description of Drawing (English): head of bearded man
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Taberna of Priapus (IV.17)
    Drawing Category: Human figures

    Graffito

    Graffito:

    P(ublius) Arriûs
    Spaerus

    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: So-called College of the Augustales (Curia) (VI.21)

    Graffito naming Verus(?)

    Graffito:

    VERIII

    Translation: Verus(?)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Bicentenary (V.15)
    CIL: 10573

    Graffito naming Mercurius

    Graffito:

    Mercurius

    Translation: Mercurius
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Taberna of Priapus (IV.17)
    CIL: 10551

    Tally marks

    Graffito:

    IIII

    Translation: 4
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Grand Taberna (IV.15-16)
    CIL: 10546a

    Beginning of a name (?)

    Graffito:

    IANV

    Translation: Ianu(arius?)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Taberna (IV.10)
    CIL: 10524

    Graffito mentioning a date

    Graffito:

    Nonis Iulis MVS[---]N M[---]N[---]
    VIII[ Idus Iul]ias nata CV
    Prid[ie Nonas?] Non[is? H]erclan (:Herculaneo?) Nol(ae?) Pomp[---]ans
    〈:vacat〉 CN I III

    Translation: On the Nones of July (... damaged text here...). Eight days before the (...) was born. The day before the Nones and on the Nones (... damaged text here...) at Herculaneum, Nola, Pompeii... (...other text here).
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Wineshop of Antigonus (InsulaOrientalisII.9)
    CIL: 10662

    Graffito

    Graffito:

    〈:ad perpendiculum〉
    Rare lali omnes a

    Translation: Infrequently, all the lullabies(?)...
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Black Salon (VI.13)
    CIL: 10608

    Drawing of a stag

    Graffito:

    ((:cervus))

    Description of Drawing (English): stag
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Stags (IV.21)
    CIL: 10561
    Drawing Category: Animals

    Drawing of a boat

    Graffito:

    ((:navis oneraria))

    Description of Drawing (English): cargo ship
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Decumanus Maximus
    Drawing Category: Boats

    Drawing of a man wearing a helmet

    Graffito:

    ((:caput viri galeati))

    Description of Drawing (English): head of man wearing helmet
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Decumanus Maximus
    Drawing Category: Human figures

    Drawing of a phallus

    Graffito:

    ((:phallus))

    Description of Drawing (English): phallus
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Grand Taberna (IV.15-16)
    CIL: 10535
    Drawing Category: Erotic images

    Drawing of two lanterns

    Graffito:

    ((:duae lanternae))

    Description of Drawing (English): two lanterns
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Bicentenary (V.15)
    Drawing Category: Other

    Graffito

    Graffito:

    ((:phallus))

    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Grand Taberna (IV.15-16)
    CIL: 10535

    Statement about gladiatorial games

    Graffito:

    VIII K(alendas) Martias
    Numisii Genialis
    gladiatorum paria X
    Herculani

    Translation: On the eighth day before the Kalends of March (= February 22), ten pairs of gladiators (sponsored by) Numisius Genialis (will fight) at Herculaneum
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Corinthian Atrium (V.30)
    CIL: 10579

    Graffito mentioning the city of Puteoli

    Graffito:

    Vasileus habitat
    Putelis (:Puteolis) in castris August[i - - -]
    su(b) Valeri[o - - -]

    Translation: Vasileus lives at Puteoli in the camp of the emperor under (the command of) Valerius
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of Wattlework (III.14)
    CIL: 10502

    Drawing of a head

    Graffito:

    ((:facies))

    Description of Drawing (English): face
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Taberna of Priapus (IV.17)
    Drawing Category: Human figures

    Greek alphabet

    Graffito:

    ΔΕΖΗ

    Translation: (Part of the Greek alphabet)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Telephus Relief (InsulaOrientalisI.2)
    CIL: 10715

    Drawing of a rooster

    Graffito:

    ((:gallus cum crista alisque))

    Description of Drawing (English): rooster with comb and wings
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Samnite House (V.1)
    Drawing Category: Animals

    Initials (?)

    Graffito:

    C C ego

    Translation: C. C. I (myself)....
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Gem (InsulaOrientalisI.1)
    CIL: 10618

    Greek letters

    Graffito:

    ΛΙΑΒΙΧΤΛ

    Translation: (series of Greek letters)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Telephus Relief (InsulaOrientalisI.2)
    CIL: 10624

    Beginning of a name

    Graffito:

    SAB

    Translation: Sab(inus?) (or Sabina?)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Mosaic Atrium (IV.2)
    CIL: 10517

    Drawing of a man

    Graffito:

    ((:herma viri cum palma))

    Description of Drawing (English): bust of man with palm
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Central Baths (VI.1,7-10)
    CIL: 10604
    Drawing Categories: Human figures , Plants

    Greek alphabet

    Graffito:

    ΜΝΞΟΠΡϹΤΥΦΧΨΩ

    Translation: Second half of Greek alphabet
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Wooden Shrine (V.31)
    CIL: 10710

    Greek alphabet

    Graffito:

    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜ

    Translation: Beginning of Greek alphabet
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Inn (III.19)
    CIL: 10707

    Drawing of a gladiator helmet

    Graffito:

    ((:galea gladiatoria cum crista))

    Description of Drawing (English): gladiator helmet with crest facing right
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Grand Portal (V.35)
    CIL: 10711
    Drawing Category: Gladiators

    Graffito

    Graffito:

    Ara

    Translation: Altar
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Mosaic Atrium (IV.2)
    CIL: 10518

    Graffito naming Sextus Porcius

    Graffito:

    Se(xtus) Porcius
    s s

    Translation: Se(xtus) Porcius / s s
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Bronze Herm (III.16)
    CIL: 10506

    Drawing of a gladiator

    Graffito:

    ((:gladiator gladio et scuto longo armatus))

    Description of Drawing (English): gladiator armed with sword and long shield
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of Argus (II.2)
    Drawing Category: Gladiators

    Drawing of an erotic scene

    Graffito:

    ((:scaena erotica))

    Description of Drawing (English): erotic scene
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of Argus (II.2)
    Drawing Categories: Erotic images , Human figures

    Drawing of a boat

    Graffito:

    ((:carina navis))

    Description of Drawing (English): keel of ship
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Telephus Relief (InsulaOrientalisI.2)
    Drawing Category: Boats

    Greetings

    Graffito:

    [---]inibu[s? ---] feliciter

    Translation: May things go happily for (some group of people - text damaged)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Ramp (OutsideWalls.ow1)
    CIL: 10705

    Greetings

    Graffito:

    Va(le) va(le)

    Translation: Goodbye, goodbye
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Ramp (OutsideWalls.ow1)
    CIL: 10706

    Graffito

    Graffito:

    Mus

    Translation: Mus (personal name) OR mouse
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Wooden Screen/Partition (III.11)
    CIL: 10498c

    Graffito in Greek

    Graffito:

    Φιλιππε̣

    Translation: Oh Philippos!
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Decumanus Inferior (V.34-35)
    CIL: 10588b

    Graffito naming Albinus

    Graffito:

    Albinus

    Translation: Albinus
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Telephus Relief (InsulaOrientalisI.2)
    CIL: 10633

    Graffito

    Graffito:

    Vidimus

    Translation: We saw
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Telephus Relief (InsulaOrientalisI.2)
    CIL: 10635

    Graffito naming Oceanus

    Graffito:

    Ocaeanus (:Oceanus)
    ω

    Translation: (...) Oceanus
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Upstairs apartment (V.18)
    CIL: 10578

    Beginning of a word

    Graffito:

    SA

    Translation: SA
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Cardo IV (V.1-9)
    CIL: 10563d

    Wordplay (?)

    Graffito:

    VS SVMM

    Translation: the greatest (?) (with letters rearranged?)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Telephus Relief (InsulaOrientalisI.2)
    CIL: 10638

    Roman numerals

    Graffito:

    XII

    Translation: 12
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Suburban Baths (OutsideWalls.ow2)
    CIL: 10682

    Roman numerals

    Graffito:

    LXXII

    Translation: 72
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of Granianus (InsulaOrientalisI.1a)
    CIL: 10647

    Tally marks

    Graffito:

    IIIIIIIIIIII

    Translation: 12
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Wineshop of Antigonus (InsulaOrientalisII.9)
    CIL: 10663d

    Tally marks

    Graffito:

    IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
    〈:vacat〉 III

    Translation: 17 and 3
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Shop of the Gem-cutter (InsulaOrientalisII.10)
    CIL: 10666c

    Inventory

    Graffito:

    〈:columna I〉
    Aquaria dua cum basis
    Aqua(ria?) in manus dua cum basis
    Hamas duas cum basis
    Aqua(ria) in manu (:manus) cotidian[u I]
    cum basis
    Urciolos (:urceolos) duos
    Candelabra quatuor (:quattuor)
    et lucubratoriu(m) unum
    Lucerna(m) aenea(m)
    Hamula(m) una(m)
    Pelvi(s) cum basim
    et lytrum (:luterem)
    Gutos tres
    Scapheola dua
    Ferreas strig(i)les VII
    Haenas quattor (:quattuor)

    〈:columna II〉
    Marmor(em) cum basim
    aenea
    Fuminaria dua

    Translation: Column I: Two water jugs with bases, two (hand-sized?) water jugs with bases, two water buckets with bases, a (hand-sized?) water jug with a base for everyday use, two little pitchers, four lamp-stands, one night lamp, a bronze lamp, one small water bucket, a basin with a base, and a hand basin, three flasks, two small drinking vessels, seven iron strigils, four bronze (objects?). // Column II: marble with a base, two bronze fire-pokers(?)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of Neptune and Amphitrite (V.7)
    CIL: 10566

    Greetings to Phyllis

    Graffito:

    Phyl va(le)

    Translation: Goodbye, Phyllis.
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Ramp (OutsideWalls.ow1)
    CIL: 10692

    Graffito naming Paris

    Graffito:

    Paris

    Translation: Paris
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Decumanus Maximus
    CIL: Varone 2000

    Erotic graffito

    Graffito:

    Apelles Mus cum fratre Dextro
    amabiliter futuimus bis
    bina (:binas)

    Translation: Apelles Mus (was here) with his brother Dexter. We had a great time (literally, lovingly had intercourse), twice with two girls.
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Suburban Baths (OutsideWalls.ow2)
    CIL: 10678

    Graffito mentioning a name (?)

    Graffito:

    A(ulus) Memm(ius)

    Translation: Aulus Memm(ius)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Black Salon (VI.13)
    CIL: Varone 2000

    Tally marks

    Graffito:

    IIIIIIIIIIIIIII

    Translation: 15
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Shop of the Gem-cutter (InsulaOrientalisII.10)
    CIL: 10666a

    Graffito in Greek

    Graffito:

    Κογιτάτουϲ S

    Translation: Cogitatus (i.e. a name)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Mosaic Atrium (IV.2)
    CIL: 10505

    Tally marks

    Graffito:

    IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

    Translation: 20
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Wineshop of Antigonus (InsulaOrientalisII.9)
    CIL: 10663b

    Tally marks

    Graffito:

    IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

    Translation: 16
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Shop of the Gem-cutter (InsulaOrientalisII.10)
    CIL: 10666d

    Initials

    Graffito:

    AḶṢ

    Translation: A(ulus) L(---) S(---?)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Stags (IV.21)
    CIL: 10557

    Drawing of a gladiator's head

    Graffito:

    ((:caput gladiatoris ad sin. versum et galea armatum))

    Description of Drawing (English): head of a gladiator with helmet, facing left
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Sewer Access (WithinWalls.ww3)
    CIL: 10673
    Drawing Category: Gladiators

    Graffito naming Onesimus

    Graffito:

    Onesimus

    Translation: Onesimus
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Stags (IV.21)
    CIL: 10561

    Erotic graffito

    Graffito:

    Apelles cubicularius
    cum Dextro Caesar(is)
    pranderunt hic
    iucundissime et
    future simul.

    Translation: Apelles, the bedroom attendant, with Dexter, (slave) of Caesar, ate lunch here most agreeably and also had sex.
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Suburban Baths (OutsideWalls.ow2)
    CIL: 10677

    Graffito mentioning money

    Graffito:

    VII a(sses) III

    Translation: 7 asses (coins). 3
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Sewer Access (WithinWalls.ww3)
    CIL: 10673

    Graffito mentioning a senatorial decree

    Graffito:

    M̂ansi solus x (:ex) s(enatus) c(onsulto)

    Translation: I remained alone by decree of the senate
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of Wattlework (III.14)
    CIL: 10501

    Graffito naming Myrine

    Graffito:

    Myrine mari

    Translation: Myrine to the sea (?)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Painted Papyrus (IV.8)
    CIL: 10521

    Tally marks

    Graffito:

    S IIIIIIIIIIII XX

    Translation: S 32
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: (InsulaOrientalisII.2-3)
    CIL: 10651b

    Mention of weights and measures

    Graffito:

    Saco(mata?) XX

    Translation: Counterweights(?) 20
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Central Baths (VI.1,7-10)
    CIL: 10593

    Graffito naming Artorius

    Graffito:

    Artorius
    [- - -]IIIII II III

    Translation: Artorius. 5 2 3
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Gem (InsulaOrientalisI.1)
    CIL: 10626

    Insult (?)

    Graffito:

    Fatuus

    Translation: Idiot
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Central Baths (VI.1,7-10)
    CIL: 10601

    Graffito mentioning a name (?)

    Graffito:

    Quartu

    Translation: Quartu(s)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Two Atria (VI.29)
    CIL: 10615

    Drawing of a column base

    Graffito:

    ((:basis columnae))

    Description of Drawing (English): column base
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Stags (IV.21)
    CIL: 10561
    Drawing Category: Other

    Series of letters

    Graffito:

    Chie IMN

    Translation: Chius, (...other letters here...)
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: (InsulaOrientalisII.2-3)
    CIL: 10650

    Tally marks

    Graffito:

    Omnes
    XXXI

    Translation: All of them, 31
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Shop of the Gem-cutter (InsulaOrientalisII.10)
    CIL: 10666b

    Graffito naming the Salinenses

    Graffito:

    omnibus Salinensi v[---]

    Translation: To all the Salinenses...
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Ramp (OutsideWalls.ow1)
    CIL: 10690

    Greetings to Fausta

    Graffito:

    [A]ve Fausta s(alutem)

    Translation: Greetings, Fausta!
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Ramp (OutsideWalls.ow1)
    CIL: 10704

    Graffito naming Amata

    Graffito:

    Amatạ

    Translation: Amata
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Cardo IV (III.11-19)
    CIL: 10508a

    Graffito naming Quintus Vettius

    Graffito:

    Q̣(uintus) Veṭiuṣ (:Vettius)

    Translation: Quintus Vet(t)ius
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Brick Altar (III.17)
    CIL: 10509

    Graffito naming Colonus

    Graffito:

    Col=
    ((denarius))
    ono (:Colono)

    Translation: A denarius to (for?) Colonus
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Wooden Screen/Partition (III.11)
    CIL: 10497

    Graffito naming Oceanus

    Graffito:

    SPI
    Oceanus

    Translation: Hope(?) / Oceanus
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Taberna (IV.10)
    CIL: 10523a

    Roman numerals

    Graffito:

    CLXX

    Translation: 170
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Bicentenary (V.15)
    CIL: 10571

    Graffito

    Graffito:

    Mamium(:Mammium) Anicetum
    rogamus guria(:curia) Augustiana

    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: So-called College of the Augustales (Curia) (VI.21)

    Poetic graffito (?)

    Graffito:

    P P P redire si minus innecteb(is?) et te [---]

    Translation: To return, to return, if (I? he? she?) was not entangling (being entangled?) ... and you...
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Grand Taberna (IV.15-16)
    CIL: 10542

    Graffito mentioning dates

    Graffito:

    XVII k(alendas), X k(alendas), VII id(us)

    Translation: 17 days before the Kalends, 10 days before the Kalends, 7 days before the Ides
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Inn (III.19)
    CIL: 10510

    Graffito naming Apollinaris (doctor of the emperor)

    Graffito:

    Apollinaris medicus Tìtì Impe(ratoris) 〈:servus〉
    hic cacavit bene

    Translation: Apollinaris, doctor, slave of the emperor Titus, pooped well here
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Gem (InsulaOrientalisI.1)
    CIL: 10619

    Graffito mentioning a date

    Graffito:

    VIII k(alendas) Iulias

    Translation: Eight days before the Kalends of July
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Suburban Baths (OutsideWalls.ow2)
    CIL: 10683

    Graffito

    Graffito:

    Ìn curia {Aus} Augustiana

    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: So-called College of the Augustales (Curia) (VI.21)

    Roman numerals

    Graffito:

    PR XXX CV[+]XXX

    Translation: Price: 30 Cu(?): 30
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Grand Portal (V.35)
    CIL: 10591

    Graffito

    Graffito:

    C(aius) Messenius Eunomus im(:in) curia

    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: So-called College of the Augustales (Curia) (VI.21)

    Graffito naming Phoebus

    Graffito:

    Fuibus (:Phoebus)
    egrotes (:aegrotes)

    Translation: Phoebus - May you fall ill.
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: House of the Telephus Relief (InsulaOrientalisI.2)
    CIL: 10631

    Graffito

    Graffito:

    Est res INCOSID

    Translation: The matter is in ...
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Grand Taberna (IV.15-16)
    CIL: 10530

    Graffito naming Sabina

    Graffito:

    Sabin(a)
    Sabina

    Translation: Sabina, Sabina
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Decumanus Maximus

    Graffito naming Euhodus

    Graffito:

    Euhodụs̲

    Translation: Euhodus
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Suburban Baths (OutsideWalls.ow2)
    CIL: 10679

    Greetings to Urbanus

    Graffito:

    Urban(e) v̂a(le)

    Translation: Goodbye, Urbanus
    City: Herculaneum
    Findspot: Ramp (OutsideWalls.ow1)
    CIL: 10689