Graffiti from Pompei

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Thu, Dec 15th, 2005 18:57 by capnasty NEWS

I.10.2-3 (Bar of Prima); 8258, 8259: The story of Successus, Severus and Iris is played out on the walls of a bar: [Severus]: ?Successus, a weaver, loves the innkeeper?s slave girl named Iris. She, however, does not love him. Still, he begs her to have pity on him. His rival wrote this. Goodbye.?. [Answer by Successus]: ?Envious one, why do you get in the way. Submit to a handsomer man and one who is being treated very wrongly and good looking.? [Answer by Severus]: ?I have spoken. I have written all there is to say. You love Iris, but she does not love you.?

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