Graffiti at Pompeii.

“VII.12.18-20 (the Lupinare); 2192: Sollemnes, you screw well!”
“VI.16.15 (atrium of the House of Pinarius); 6842: If anyone does not believe in Venus, they should gaze at my girl friend”
“VI.15.6 (House of Caesius Valens and Herennius Nardus); 4637: Rufus loves Cornelia Hele”
“V.5.3 (barracks of the Julian-Claudian gladiators; column in the peristyle); 4289: Celadus the Thracian gladiator is the delight of all the girls”
“I.2.20 (Bar/Brothel of Innulus and Papilio); 3932: Weep, you girls.  My penis has given you up.  Now it penetrates men’s behinds.  Goodbye, wondrous femininity!”

I find it so very interesting what people 2000 years ago had to scribbled on the walls of these public buildings. The stereotype we learn of is usually a philosopher, soldier, gladiator, emperor, not so much Men doodling dirty jokes or how they are besotted by a certain female (or male!).  I am looking forward to reading Natalie Haynes “The Ancient Guide to Modern Life”, to see just how much we have in common with our past ancestors!


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