Abstract

ABSTRACT:

Ten graffiti have been identified in the Pompeian House of Marcus Lucretius (IX.3.5, 24), but only one, a captioned drawing of a labyrinth (CIL IV 2331), has received much scholarly attention—though it has long been mislocated in the house. The labyrinth and seven other graffiti cluster near the same room (20) along the garden, and most of these graffiti are thematically unified, including three that refer to Nero (CIL IV 2333, 2335, 2337) and three that identify men as cinaedi (CIL IV 2332, 2334, 2338). This article offers new interpretations of these graffiti by tracing a series of sexually inflected dialogues among them.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1558-9234
Print ISSN
0009-8418
Pages
pp. 405-431
Launched on MUSE
2018-05-15
Open Access
No
Archive Status
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