Declaration of love, isopsephism

φιλῶ ἧς ὁ ἀρι[θμὸς]
χις ο̣πολλ+[---]


Translation: “I love a woman whose number is 616.”
Findspot: Smyrna, Basilica (Agora.1)
Language: Greek
Writing Style: Graffito/incised
  • Graffito Height: 7
  • Graffito Length: 16
  • Min Letter Height: 1.5
  • Max Letter Height: 2.5
Apparatus Criticus: 1. See Bagnall, R. S. et al., Graffiti from the Basilica in the Agora of Smyrna (2016): 48. 2. There is no name or other element following the formula in the other instances of this formula, and, given the break at right, it is not obvious what the letters visible here are intended to mean.
Bibliography: Bagnall, R. S. et al., Graffiti from the Basilica in the Agora of Smyrna (2016): 226.
Suggested Citation: AGP-SMYT00221, The Ancient Graffiti Project, <http://ancientgraffiti.org/Graffiti/graffito/AGP-SMYT00221> [accessed: 14 Jul 2024]
Contributions:

Editor: Roger S. Bagnall

Principal Contributor: Roger S. Bagnall

Last Revision: 2016-10-03