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Some graffiti found in Pompeii’s ruins:
- Weep, you girls. My penis has given you up. Now it penetrates men’s behinds. Goodbye, wondrous femininity!
- Restituta, take off your tunic, please, and show us your hairy privates.
- I screwed the barmaid.
- Apollinaris, the doctor of the emperor Titus, defecated well here.
- I screwed a lot of girls here.
- Sollemnes, you screw well!
- Theophilus, don’t perform oral sex on girls against the city wall like a dog.
Antinous as Agathodaimon with snake and cornucopia,
130 -140 CE, from Roma, now in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
Tête de l’Empereur Hadrienvers 1240calcédoine
I could live here.
Rome - Palatine Hill (by WVJazzman)
Rome has its origins on the Palatine. Recent excavations show that people have lived there since approximately 1000 BC.
According to Roman mythology, the Palatine Hill was the location of the cave, known as the Lupercal, where Romulus and Remus were found by the she-wolf that kept them alive. According to this legend, the shepherd Faustulus found the infants, and with his wife Acca Larentia raised the children. When they were older, the boys killed their great-uncle (who seized the throne from their grandfather), and they both decided to build a new city of their own on the banks of the River Tiber. Suddenly, they had a violent argument with each other and in the end Romulus killed his twin brother Remus. This is how “Rome” got its name - from Romulus. Another legend to occur on the Palatine is Hercules’ defeat of Cacus after the monster had stolen some cattle. Hercules struck Cacus with his characteristic club so hard that it formed a cleft on the southeast corner of the hill, where later a staircase bearing the name of Cacus was constructed.
J.C. Leyendecker: Anthony and Cleopatra (ca. 1920)
Photo by Argumetarz.
Hadrian and Antinous by Édouard-Henri Avril | De Figuris Veneris