Erotic graffito

a(nte) d(iem) XI K(alendas) Decembr(es) 〈:vacat〉 a(ssibus) XV
Epapra (:Epaphra) Acutus Auctus
ad locum duxserunt (:duxerunt)
mulierum Tychen pretium
in singulos a(sses) V f(uit?)
M(arco) Messalla L(ucio) Lentulo co(n)s(ulibus)


Translation: 11 days before the Kalends of December, Epaphra, Acutus, and Auctus took the woman Tyche to (this?) place for 15 asses. The price was (?) 5 asses each. (Written) in the year when Marcus Messalla and Lucius Lentulus were consuls.
Findspot: Pompeii, Corridoio dei Teatri (VIII.7.20)
location metadata ➜
Language: Latin
Writing Style: Graffito/incised
Apparatus Criticus: Textus secundum (5)
Locus adservationis secundum (6), sic: recentemente (1875) trasportata nel museo di Napoli.
v. 1: A(SSIBVS) (2) vel A(SSES) (9). A · XV ut columna 2 legitur (7)(9)(10).
v. 4: TYCHEN ET PRETIVM (1); nil nisi interpunctio periisse videtur (5).
v. 5: A · V non litteram sed interpunctionem lacunae spatium capit (5). IN SINGVLOS A · VIII (1)
De his viris, vide etiam EDR167718
Bibliography: F. de Clarac, Pompéi: Fouille faite à Pompéi en présence de S. M. la Reine des Deux Siciles, Naples 1813, p. 89 (1)
R. Garrucci, Graffiti de Pompéi: Inscriptions et Graveures, Tracées au Stylet, Recueillies et Interprétées, Paris 1856, p. 52 con apografo, tav. III 2 (2)
G. Henzen, Inscriptionum Latinarum Selectarum Amplissima Collectio, Zurich 1856, vol. III, p. 470, nr. 7300 (3)
Rhein. Mus., 17, 1862, p. 139 (F. Ritschl) (4)
CIL 04, 02450 (5)
G. Fiorelli, Descrizione di Pompei, Naples 1875, p. 354 (6)
E. Diehl, Pompeianische Wandinschriften und Verwandtes, Bonn 1910, p. 28 nr. 452 (7)
J. Adams, The Latin Sexual Vocabulary, London 1982, p. 174 (8)
A. Varone, Erotica Pompeiana: Love Inscriptions on the Walls of Pompeii, Rome 2001, p. 85 (9)
V. Hunink, Glücklich ist dieser Ort! 1000 Graffiti aus Pompeji, Stuttgart 2011, p. 275 nr. 812 (10)
http://ancientgraffiti.org/Graffiti/graffito/AGP-EDR167788 (11)
Link to EDR: #EDR167788
Suggested Citation: AGP-EDR167788, The Ancient Graffiti Project, <http://ancientgraffiti.org/Graffiti/graffito/AGP-EDR167788> [accessed: 14 Oct 2019]
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Editor: Rebecca Benefiel

Principal Contributor: Kyle Helms

Last Revision: 2018-07-07

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