Pompeii Graffiti
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I was fortunate enough to come to know about this. Graffiti from ancient Pompeii, translated for all to see. Some of this stuff is pretty mundane but a bit of it doesn't seem any different from what we'd see written on the door of a bathroom stall. Or on an online forum.

http://www.pompeiana.org/Resources/Ancient/Graffiti%20from%20Pompeii.htm

A couple of examples:

V.5 (just outside the Vesuvius gate); 6641: Defecator, may everything turn out okay so that you can leave this place

VIII.2 (in the basilica); 1881: Virgula to her friend Tertius: you are disgusting!

Turns out we were flaming and shit posting looong before the internet.
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Shit posting.... Shit posting never changes
We have gained knowledge and technology beyond roman comprehension but still
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haha

V.3.9 (House of Cosmus and Epidia; right of the door); 6702: Aufidius was here. Goodbye

V.5 (near the Vesuvius Gate); 7086: Marcus loves Spendusa

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Solid advice that carries through to the present date.

VIII.2 (in the basilica); 1882: The one who buggers a fire burns his penis

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It's not often that the internet makes my day. Thank you. Fucking gold.

I screwed the barmaid.
Phileros is a eunuch!
I screwed a lot of girls here.
On April 19th, I made bread
If anyone does not believe in Venus, they should gaze at my girl friend.
Secundus likes to screw boys.
Sollemnes, you screw well!
Epaphra, you are bald!
Chie, I hope your hemorrhoids rub together so much that they hurt worse than when they every have before!
Samius to Cornelius: go hang yourself!
We have wet the bed, host. I confess we have done wrong. If you want to know why, there was no chamber pot.
Secundus defecated here.

And my Favorite:

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 105 and half sestertii most agreeably on whores.
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Pompeii also has frescoes that are pretty pornographic. Those Romans sure where perverted, just ask Caligula.
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rabbitofcaerbannog wrote:

Pompeii also has frescoes that are pretty pornographic. Those Romans sure where perverted, just ask Caligula.


Bootsie was special, though. You can't really judge the Romans by what he did, or was said to have done. Besides, while Bootsie gave Rome foot pains, you can say it made getting out of his sandals all the more pleasurable.
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IX.8.3 (House of the Centenary; in the atrium); 5213: My lusty son, with how many women have you had sexual relations?

Proof that even in ancient times your mom will post on your wall.
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They're going to be sorely disappointed when they decipher all those hieroglyphics in Egypt only to find out it was just a bunch of jerk kids tagging the Pyramids.
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gornotck wrote:


rabbitofcaerbannog wrote:

Pompeii also has frescoes that are pretty pornographic. Those Romans sure where perverted, just ask Caligula.


Bootsie was special, though. You can't really judge the Romans by what he did, or was said to have done. Besides, while Bootsie gave Rome foot pains, you can say it made getting out of his sandals all the more pleasurable.


I love reading about the more lurid details of ancient history. Little Boots may have been one of the craziest of the Roman Emperors, but his story was fascinating.

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I would love to have unveiled and translated some of those.
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