List Rules Vote up the ancient graffiti so filthy it could make someone blush in any century.
The people of the ancient world were anything but shy about intimate coupling. They liked doing it, talking about it, and writing about it. And thanks to the ruins from Pompeii and Herculaneum, along with advanced new archaeological technology, we have a better sense than ever about what ancient people were painting on their city walls. Among the ash and bodies at Pompeii were traces of ancient graffiti. And as it turns out, it's mostly trash and politics.
The evolution of graffiti tells us a lot about daily life and attitudes towards decency and public space. Though the walls were regularly used for social discussion and political statements, Romans were just as likely to scrawl dirty words.
'Weep, you girls. My [member] has given you up. Now it penetrates men's behinds. Goodbye, wondrous femininity!'
'Chie, I hope your hemorrhoids rub together so much that they hurt worse than when they ever have before!'
'Theophilus, don't perform oral [pleasure] on girls against the city wall like a dog.'
'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.'
'I screwed the barmaid.'
'Restitutus says: 'Restituta, take off your tunic, please, and show us your hairy privates.'
'Amplicatus, I know that Icarus is [pegging] you. Salvius wrote this.'
'Apollinaris, doctor to the Emperor Titus, had a good [poop] here.'
'The one who buggers a fire burns his [member].'
'Secundus likes to screw boys.'
'Celadus the Thracian makes the girls moan!'
'We have wet the bed. I admit, we were wrong, my host. If you ask why, there was no chamber pot.'
'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.'
'I screwed a lot of girls here.'
'Apelles the Chamberlain with Dexter, a slave of Caesar, ate here most agreeably and had a screw at the same time.'
'Sollemnes, you screw well!'
'Atimetus got me pregnant.'
'I have buggered men.'
'Defecator, may everything turn out okay so that you can leave this place.'
'On June 15th, Hermeros screwed here with Phileterus and Caphisus.'
'Watch it, you that sh*ts in this place! May you have Jove's anger if you ignore this.'
'Virgula to Teritus: you are a nasty boy.'
'Two friends were here. While they were, they had bad service in every way from a guy named Epaphroditus. They threw him out and spent 105 and half sestertii most agreeably on [harlots].'
'Nikasitimos was here mounting Timiona.'
'Lesbianus, you defecate and you write, 'Hello, everyone!''