Pompei, the City, Its Life

 
9781153415101: Pompei, the City, Its Life

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 Excerpt: ...cursive hand, according to Father Garrucci. THE GRAFFITI TH E graffiti are so numerous that special collections have been made of them. A great many of these inscriptions are very interesting, and worth quoting. We will first take the graffiti traced by lovers who confided their passion to the walls of the city. SCRIBIINTI MI DICTAT AMOR MONSTRATQVII CVPIDO PIIRIIAM SINII TII SI DIIVS IISSII VIILIM Scribcnti mi dictat Amor, monstratque Cupido ad? pcream! sine tc si dais esse velim! "Love dictates the words I write, and Cupid shows the way. May I perish, if I would wish to be a god without you!" And again: VALE MEA SAVA FAC ME AMES f "Dear Sava, love me, I pray you!" Or, NIIMO IIST BIILIVS NISI QVI AMAVIT MVLIIIII IIM ADVIR "There is nothing more beautiful than to love." And: "Nonia salutes her friend Pagurus." "My little doll, he who belongs to thee entirely, sends me to thee." Farther on, there are the good wishes of the gallants of Nola to the girls of Stabiae. A very charming graffito runs as follows: Corp. insc. pomp. 1928. Ibid. 2414, Ibid, 1883,? C Methe Cominices atellana amat Christum, Conic sit utreisque Venus Pompeiana propitiu et semper concordis vcivant.'"' "Methe, the daughter of Cominie, who plays in the Atellan farces, loves Chrestus with all her heart. May the Venus of Poinpei look favourably on them both, and may they always live in harmony together." Advice is given to lovers in this graffito: Quisquis amat, calidis von debet jontibus uti: Nam nemo flammas ustas amare potest. "He who loves, must not use hot water, for a burnt man cannot love the flames of love." An angry lover upbraids Venus herself: A courtesan is taunted with the words: Felices adias, pcrias scd M...

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