September 24, 2013

A Roman Lover's Woes

Anybody in love, come here.  I want to break Venus's ribs with a club and cripple the goddess's loins.  If she can pierce my tender breast, why can't I break her head with a club?

~Graffiti written on the wall of a house in Pompeii 
(from Roman Civilization, 
Naphtali Lewis and Meyer Reinhold).

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