Declaration of love, isopsephism

φιλῶ ἧς [---]ΤΩΝ
ὁ ἀριθμὸ̣[ς] [---]+HN+[---]
ψλα [-------]+[---]


Translation: “I love a (woman) whose number is 731.”
Findspot: Smyrna, Basilica (Agora.1)
Language: Greek
Writing Style: charcoal
  • Graffito Height: 18
  • Graffito Length: 54
  • Min Letter Height: 4
  • Max Letter Height: 7
Apparatus Criticus: 3. The number 731 equates most probably to the name Ἄνθουσα (1 + 50 + 9 + 70 + 400 + 200 + 1). See Bagnall, R. S. et al., Graffiti from the Basilica in the Agora of Smyrna (2016): 48, for isopsephisms referring to a woman.
Bibliography: Bagnall, R. S. et al., Graffiti from the Basilica in the Agora of Smyrna (2016): 236.
Bagnall, R., Everyday Writing in the Graeco-Roman East (2011): 14-15.
SEG 61.956.
Suggested Citation: AGP-SMYT00242, The Ancient Graffiti Project, <http://ancientgraffiti.org/Graffiti/graffito/AGP-SMYT00242> [accessed: 04 Mar 2024]
Contributions:

Editor: Roger S. Bagnall

Principal Contributor: Roger S. Bagnall

Last Revision: 2016-10-03