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Everyone is now familiar with the release of quite explicit photos and service charges found on the walls of a brothel excavated at Pompeii, the resort town destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CCE. Now for your viewing pleasure comes a list of bawdy graffiti scrawled on the walls of Herculaneum and Pompeii, which confirm, if we didn't already know it, that the Romans were people exactly like us, albeit slightly more obsessed with defecation Here is a summary of some of the funniest and rudest graffiti translated so far:.
Tavern of Verecundus : Restitutus says: "Restituta, take off your tunic, please, and show us your hairy privates". My penis has given you up. Now it penetrates men's behinds. Goodbye, wondrous femininity! House of the Citharist, below a drawing of a man with a large nose : Amplicatus, I know that Icarus is buggering you. Salvius wrote this.
House of Cuspius Pansa : The finances officer of the emperor Nero says this food is poison a year old restaurant critic! Bar : We two dear men, friends forever, were here. If you want to know our names, they are Gaius and Aulus. I ask, my mistress, that you love me. Gladiator barracks : Floronius, privileged soldier of the 7th legion, was here.
The women did not know of his presence. Only six women came to know, too few for such a stallion. House of Pascius Hermes : Watch it, you that shits in this place! May you have Jove's anger if you ignore this. Street wall : Theophilus, don't perform oral sex on girls against the city wall like a dog reasonable advice methinks.
Exterior of a small house : Gaius Sabinus says a fond hello to Statius. Traveler, you eat bread in Pompeii but you go to Nuceria to drink. At Nuceria, the drinking is better second ever restaurant critic? House of Cosmus and Epidia : Aufidius was here. Goodbye classic but boring. Just outside the Vesuvius gate : Shitter, may everything turn out okay so that you can leave this place shitting again! What is it with these guys? Although as I get older, I do appreciate this advice.
Barracks of the Julian-Claudian gladiators : Celadus the Thracian makes the girls moan! On the Street of Mercury : Publius Comicius Restitutus stood right here with his brother and did you take a shit? Wood-Working Shop of Potitus, next to a bar: Would that you pay for all your tricks, innkeeper. You sell us water and keep the good wine for yourself nothing's changed in years — today it's a glass full of ice and nothing else. Atrium of the House of Pinarius : If anyone does not believe in Venus, they should gaze at my girlfriend awww.
House of Caesius Blandus : It took paces to walk back and forth between here and there ten times ah, the voice of the pissed resonates across time. House of Caprasius Primus : I don't want to sell my husband, not for all the gold in the world what about for the insurance money? The Lupinare : On June 15th, Hermeros screwed here with Phileterus and Caphisus obviously a popular place for casual sex. Vico d' Eumachia, brothel : Gaius Valerius Venustus, soldier of the 1st praetorian cohort, in the century of Rufus, screwer of women well you're in the right place. Vico d' Eumachia, brothel : Vibius Restitutus slept here alone and missed his darling Urbana awww again Street of the Theaters : A copper pot went missing from my shop.
Anyone who returns it to me will be given 65 bronze coins sestertii. Above a bench outside the Marine Gate : If anyone sits here, let him read this first of all: if anyone wants a screw, he should look for Attice; she costs 4 sestertii. In the bascilica: I could caress Venus's ribs with a stick, and whip her buttocks with a switch: she pierced my heart, and I would gladly break her head with a cudgel!
In the basilica : Chie, I hope your haemorrhoids rub together so much that they hurt worse than when they ever have before! In the basilica : Take hold of your servant girl whenever you want to; it's your right my motto too. In the basilica: The man I am having dinner with is a barbarian a Visigoth? Or just an asshole? Alternative translation: Someone at whose table I do not dine, Lucius Istacidius, is a barbarian to me now that's just sour grapes.
In the basilica: The one who buggers a fire burns his penis hmmm In the basilica: O walls, you have held up so much tedious graffiti that I am amazed you have not already collapsed in ruin this is my favourite.
In the basilica: Epaphra is not good at ball games he probably has other skills. Inn of the Muledrivers; left of the door : We have pissed in our beds. Host, I admit that we shouldn't have done this. If you ask: Why? There was no potty Trip Advisor contributors, take note!
House of the Centenary; in the latrine near the front door : "Secundus defecated here" three time on one wall who writes about this kind of stuff? House of the Centenary ; in the atrium : My lusty son, with how many women have you had sexual relations? Triclinium of a house : Restitutus has deceived many girls same Restitutus who asked Restituta to show us her hairy privates? Herculaneum bar : Two friends were here.
While they were, they had bad service in every way from a guy named Epaphroditus. They threw him out and spent and half sestertii most agreeably on whores so the night turned out ok? Herculaneum bar : Apelles the chamberlain with Dexter, a slave of Caesar, ate here most agreeably and had a screw at the same time not exactly at the same time I hope? Hang on, are you the guys who threw out Epaphroditus?
Herculaneum bar : Apelles Mus and his brother Dexter each pleasurably had sex with two girls twice you two again. Herculaneum, on a water distribution tower : Anyone who wants to shit in this place is advised to move along. If you act contrary to this warning, you will have to pay a penalty.
Children must pay [ missing] silver coins. Slaves will be beaten on their behinds this was obviously a very busy place. Herculaneum, on the exterior wall of a house : Apollinaris, the doctor of the emperor Titus, shat well here but not, I hope, near the water distribution tower? Gladiator barracks : On April 19th, I made bread is this some sort of euphemism for something else? Like shitting? Read sources of these graffiti herehere and here. Oh and also here. There are many other, far more explicit graffiti to be found on the walls of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the hard part is getting someone to actually document them in writing.
If you have any other examples, please share. Ps Mary BeardI love you. Beard, Mary Harvey, Brian Graffiti from Pompeii. Reading the Writing on Pompeii's Walls. Bar of Prima : omg, someone turn this into a movie script! She, however, does not love him. Still, he begs her to have pity on him. His rival wrote this. Successus : Envious one, why do you get in the way. Submit to a handsomer man and one who is being treated very wrongly and good looking.
Severus : I have spoken. I have written all there is to say. You love Iris, but she does not love you. Does anyone have pictures of these? The graffiti admonishing other not to shit somewhere was written by residents sick of finding shit.
Nobody want to be greeted by a pile when walking out the door. The ones who wrote about shitting in public probably did so to tease the people bothered by it. Makes me wonder if the defecation text were written while the writers were actually shitting? Such acts could serve as a pastime, especially if your dump is slow to come out.
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