Carlos (tallon29) wrote,
Carlos
tallon29

Awesome!

Best thing I've found on the internet in a long while: Graffiti from Pompeii.

Some of these are hilarious, some are sweetl. It's just fascinating to see back into another world, to see how similar and yet how different we were.

Some notables:

III.5.3 (on the wall in the street); 8898: Theophilus, don’t perform oral sex on girls against the city wall like a dog

V.1.26 (House of Caecilius Iucundus); 4091: Whoever loves, let him flourish.  Let him perish who knows not love.  Let him perish twice over whoever forbids love.

VI.16.15 (atrium of the House of Pinarius); 6842: If anyone does not believe in Venus, they should gaze at my girl friend

VIII.7.6 (Inn of the Muledrivers; left of the door); 4957: We have wet the bed, host.  I confess we have done wrong.  If you want to know why, there was no chamber pot
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