Graffiti found in the streets of Pompeii


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I have found this website that claims to display some graffiti found in the walls of Pompeii. I obviously doubted at first, but it shows a reference to a book, and even if I'm not familiar with the book, it sounds convincing. Anyways, it's very funny:

  • Weep, you girls. My penis has given you up. Now it penetrates men’s behinds. Goodbye, wondrous femininity!
  • Restituta, take off your tunic, please, and show us your hairy privates.
  • I screwed the barmaid.
  • Apollinaris, the doctor of the emperor Titus, defecated well here.
  • I screwed a lot of girls here.
  • Sollemnes, you screw well!
  • Theophilus, don’t perform oral sex on girls against the city wall like a dog.
Source: from Pompeii.htm
Here is the source for the CIL epigraphic source:

If anyone familiar with the CIL source could post the actual latin epigraphs here, it would be very interesting!


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I don't know. But I have seen on another site something that is supposed to be a graffiti from Pompei too (I don't know if it's true of course): In cruce figaris. Lit. "Let you be nailed on the cross", "let you be crucified". Maybe that was their way to say "f*** off".

I don't know whether they've ever been part of graffities, but these two approaching expressions are attested:

I in crucem!

Abi in malam crucem!


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Let's not forget about "Rufus est"


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