By Rex E. Wallace
This variation is a consultant choice of many of the forms of inscriptions, from political manifestos to gladiatorial bulletins, present in the traditional Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum. those inscriptions, painted and incised at the partitions of private and non-private structures, record features of lifestyle within the first century A.D. Inscriptions, fairly graffiti, have been usually written by means of much less knowledgeable contributors of society, and as such offer a unprecedented glimpse of universal Latin.
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1aed: supply the verb phrase örö vös faciätis. 2Graphicae: voc. sg. masc. of Graphicus, a cognomen of Greek origin. 1 Monophthongization. 53. 7665; III, iii, 6; Via dell’ Abbondanza. 1 2 3 L · Popidium · L · f · Ampliatum aed · d · r · p · et · coloniae · Pompeianae · o · v · f Infanticulus cum sodalibus · rog For the candidate, see I, 1, 52 and I, 1, 55. 1L: abbrev. of Lücï, gen. sg. masc. 1f: abbrev. for fïlium, acc. sg. masc. Mention of filiation is rare in electoral announcements. 2d : abbrev.
2cupit: understand as direct object a pronoun referring to the election of Aulus Vettius Firmus. 8. 183; VI, viii, 12–13; Via di Mercurio. 1 2 3 4 Vettium Firmum aed o · v · f · dign est · pomari · facite For the date of the candidacy, see I, 1, 6. 2dign: abbrev. for dignus. 4pomärï: voc. pl. masc. 2 2nd Declension Nominative/Vocative Plural. 4facite: understand as direct object Aulum Vettium Firmum aedïlem. 9. 187; VI, viii, 13–14; Via di Mercurio. 1 2 3 4 L · Veranium · Hypsaeum II · vir · i · d · tertio · quinq Casellium · Marcellum aed · optimos · collegas This announcement supports the candidacies of two men.
Cönservis; proficiscës, ‘set out,’ masc. nom. sg. pres. participle, cf. , cf. lïbëns; Crëscës, cognomen, nom. sg. , cf. Crëscëns; Prudës, cognomen, nom. sg. , cf. Prudëns. Hypercorrect spellings, in which n was written before s, were not infrequent. Examples are: Gangëns, cognomen, nom. sg. , cf. Gangës; formönsiörem, ‘more handsome,’ acc. sg. , cf. formösiörem; pariëns, ‘wall,’ nom. sg. , cf. pariës. Word-final Consonants m: The omission of word-final m was a feature characteristic of all varieties of Latin.
An Introduction to Wall Inscriptions from Pompeii and Herculaneum by Rex E. Wallace