Statement about love

Methe Cominiaes Atellana amat Chrestum corde [si]t utreis que (:utrisque) Venus Pompeiana propitia [e]t sem[per] concordes veivant (:vivant)


Translation: Methe of Atella, slave of Cominia, loves Chrestus with her heart. May Pompeian Venus be favorable to both of them and may they always live in harmony.
Findspot: Pompeii, Corridoio dei Teatri (VIII.7.20)
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Language: Latin
Writing Style: Graffito/incised
Apparatus Criticus: Textus secundum (7), mensurae secundum (20). Contulerunt DiBiasie-Sammons et Helms (AGP) a. 2019.
Tectorium in multis locis in pulverem corruit. Ex PROPITIA ad CONCORDES solum vestigia dubia remanent (20).
v. 1: interpuncta post METHE, COMINIAES, ATELLANA, AMAT, CHRESTVM et POMPEIANA (1); post CORDE, SIT, VTREISQVE, VENVS, POMPEIANA, PROPITIA, ET, et CONCORDES (2). a. 2019 solum interpuncta post CHRESTVM et POMPEIANA exstant (20).
COMINIAES genitivus (1), (11); COMINIAE S(ERVA) (9)
CHRESTVM pro CHRISTVM (10), contra (13).
VTREISQVE (1)(2)(5); VTREIS QVE (7)(15)(20)
Littera E in ET scriptum ut II (5)
[S]EM[PER] (1)-(2); SEM[P]E[R] (6)
Ante finem aetatis Augusti (13)
Pone EDR168057
Bibliography: Rhein. Mus., 5, 1847 p. 460 (T. Mommsen) (1)
Giornale degli Scavi di Pompei, 1851, fasc. 2, p. VII n. 29 (G. Fiorelli) (2)
R. Garrucci, Intorno ad alcune iscrizioni antiche di Salerno, Naples 1851, p. 17 (3)
ILS 5682 (4)
R. Garrucci, Graffiti de Pompéi: inscriptions et gravures tracées au stylet, recueillies et interprétées, Paris 1856, p. 89, con apografo, Tab. XXVI 44 (5)
Ber. Verhandl. Sächs. Gesellsch., IX, 1857, p. 194 (O. Jahn) (6)
CIL 04, 02457, con apografo Tab. XXXIX 2 (7)
E. Diehl, Pompeianische Wandinschriften und Verwandtes, Bonn 1910, p. 30 nr. 493 (8)
H. Geist and W. Krenkel, Pompeianische Wandinschriften (2 ed.), Munich 1960, p. 52 nr. 14 (9)
P. Ciprotti, Pompei, Rome 1962, p. 29, 115 (10)
V. Väänänen, Le latin vulgaire des inscriptions pompéiennes (3 ed.), Berlin 1966, p. 83 (11)
M. Gigante, Civilità delle forme letterarie nell'antica Pompei, Naples 1979, p. 146 (12)
A. Varone, Presenze giudaiche e cristiane a Pompei, Naples 1979, p. 40 nr. 29, p. 93 (13)
Am. Journ. Philol., 108, 1987, p. 103 (J. Franklin) (14)
A. Varone, Erotica Pompeiana: Love Inscriptions on the Walls of Pompeii, Rome 2002, p. 164 (15)
V. Hunink, Glücklich ist dieser Ort! 1000 Graffiti aus Pompeji, Stuttgart 2011, p. 276, nr. 813 (16)
A. Varone, Titulorum graphio exaratorum qui in C.I.L. vol. IV collecti sunt, Imagines, Roma 2012, vol. II, p. 409, p. 515 (17)
A. Cooley and M. Cooley, Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook (2 ed.), New York 2014, p. 128, nr. E25, con tradiz. inglese (18)
A. Strong, Prostitutes and Matrons in the Roman World, Cambridge 2016, p. 130 (19)
http://ancientgraffiti.org/Graffiti/graffito/AGP-EDR168048 (20)
Link to EDR: #EDR168048
Suggested Citation: AGP-EDR168048, The Ancient Graffiti Project, <http://ancientgraffiti.org/Graffiti/graffito/AGP-EDR168048> [accessed: 05 Jun 2020]
Contributions:

Editor: Rebecca Benefiel

Principal Contributor: Kyle Helms

Last Revision: 2020-04-18

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