A collection of ancient Roman graffiti immortalised in ash at Pompeii, which shows that people are the same, no matter where, or when, they live.
(Bar/Brothel of Innulus and Papilio): Weep, you girls. My penis has given you up. Now it penetrates men's behinds. Goodbye, wondrous femininity!
(peristyle of the Tavern of Verecundus): Restitutus says: "Restituta, take off your tunic, please, and show us your hairy privates".
(exterior of the House of Menander): Satura was here on September 3rd
(House and Office of Volusius Iuvencus; left of the door): Secundus says hello to his Prima, wherever she is. I ask, my mistress, that you love me.
(Bar of Astylus and Pardalus): Lovers are like bees in that they live a honeyed life
(Bar of Athictus; right of the door): I screwed the barmaid
(Pottery Shop or Bar of Nicanor; right of the door): Lesbianus, you defecate and you write, ‘Hello, everyone!'
(gladiator barracks): Floronius, privileged soldier of the 7th legion, was here. The women did not know of his presence. Only six women came to know, too few for such a stallion.
(gladiator barracks): On April 19th, I made bread
(House of Pascius Hermes; left of the door): To the one defecating here. Beware of the curse. If you look down on this curse, may you have an angry Jupiter for an enemy.
(on the wall in the street): Theophilus, don't perform oral sex on girls against the city wall like a dog
(House of Caecilius Iucundus): Whoever loves, let him flourish. Let him perish who knows not love. Let him perish twice over whoever forbids love. (just outside the Vesuvius gate): Defecator, may everything turn out okay so that you can leave this place
(barracks of the Julian-Claudian gladiators; column in the peristyle): Celadus the Thracian gladiator is the delight of all the girls
(on the Street of Mercury): Publius Comicius Restitutus stood right here with his brother
(House of Sextus Pompeius Axiochus and Julia Helena; left of the door): Hectice, baby, Mercator says hello to you
(vico degli Scienziati): Cruel Lalagus, why do you not love me?
(House of Orpheus): I have buggered men
(Bar of Salvius; over a picture of a woman carrying a pitcher of wine and a drinking goblet): Whoever wants to serve themselves can go on an drink from the sea. (atrium of a House of the Large Brothel): Blondie has taught me to hate dark-haired girls. I shall hat them, if I can, but I wouldn't mind loving them. Pompeian Venus Fisica wrote this.
(House of Caesius Valens and Herennius Nardus): Rufus loves Cornelia Hele
(atrium of the House of Pinarius): If anyone does not believe in Venus, they should gaze at my girl friend (vicolo del Panattiere, House of the Vibii, Merchants): Atimetus got me pregnant
(House of Caprasius Primus): I don't want to sell my husband, not for all the gold in the world
(House of the Calpurnii): Crescens is sweet and charming
(Eumachia Building, via della Abbondanza): Secundus likes to screw boys.
(the Lupinare): I screwed a lot of girls here.
(the Lupinare): Sollemnes, you screw well!
(Vico d' Eumachia, small room of a possible brothel): Gaius Valerius Venustus, soldier of the 1st praetorian cohort, in the century of Rufus, screwer of women
(Vico d' Eumachia, small room of a possible brothel): Vibius Restitutus slept here alone and missed his darling Urbana
(above a bench outside the Marine Gate): If anyone sits here, let him read this first of all: if anyone wants a screw, he should look for Attice; she costs 4 sestertii.
(in the basilica): No young buck is complete until he has fallen in love(in the basilica): Epaphra, you are bald!
(in the basilica): Chie, I hope your hemorrhoids rub together so much that they hurt worse than when they every have before!
(in the basilica): Samius to Cornelius: go hang yourself!
(in the basilica): The one who buggers a fire burns his penis
(House of Poppaeus Sabinus): If you felt the fires of love, mule-driver, you would make more haste to see Venus. I love a charming boy; I ask you, goad the mules; let's go. Take me to Pompeii, where love is sweet. You are mine...
(bar/inn joined to the maritime baths): Apelles the chamberlain with Dexter, a slave of Caesar, ate here most agreeably and had a screw at the same time.
(bar/inn joined to the maritime baths): Apelles Mus and his brother Dexter each pleasurably had sex with two girls twice.
(in the basilica): O walls, you have held up so much tedious graffiti that I am amazed that you have not already collapsed in ruin.