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Dec. 13th, 2005 09:50 am (UTC)
I think I'm most amused by the kosher garum.
Dec. 13th, 2005 02:05 pm (UTC)
I really wish graffiti were still this verbose.

My favorite:
(small room of a possible brothel): Vibius Restitutus slept here alone
Not a very good brothel, then, is it?
Dec. 14th, 2005 08:01 am (UTC)
Bear in mind, in many ancient cultures a brothel was a motel. Room service, as it were, cost extra.

My intuition makes me doubt the veracity of these. Even owing to a fast and loose modern translation, something seems too recent in the phrases.
Dec. 14th, 2005 09:09 am (UTC)
I felt a bit the same way, but it was pulled from a professor's syllabus (that doesn't mean much)--also, there's the deep-seated desire to believe that we invented whatever it was, even certain specific forms of toilet humor. I was really surprised to find out how ancient the upraised middle finger gesture was.
Dec. 15th, 2005 01:01 pm (UTC)
That first one there was almost poetic.
Dec. 15th, 2005 01:06 pm (UTC)
Probably post-breakup ranting, it sounds kind of mournful.
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