by liberal japonicus
True to form, the real open thread material was waiting until I made some ill advised attemp at a post, whereupon it leaps out. Fortunately, my surgery isn't until this afternoon, so, from Nation, here it is
in an effort to more deeply understand Pompeii, researchers have delved not only into the city’s architecture and frescoes, but also all the graffiti to be found throughout its ancient walls. But before you go assuming the ancient Pompeiians vandalized with only the most brilliant bons mots—“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” everywhere, perhaps—I suggest reading exactly what the excavators have dug up.
Not particularly NFSW, and the page with all the grafitti is here. I love this next one, which seems a bit more vivid in the context of Pompeii
VIII.2 (in the basilica); 1880: The man I am having dinner with is a barbarian.