In Dartford Museum I really liked the graffiti scrawled into a tile from a local villa insulting someone. We even scanned it! It was probably done by a builder – about a co-worker, or maybe the person who commissioned the work? Here are some more funny examples of graffiti that has been found. It’s quite common, and a good link to what happens now. A short poem about it!
The Roman army advances
conquering lands from Northern Britain
bringing civilisation to the barbarians.
scraping words on freshly-made tiles
left out to dry
writing Vulgar Latin: “Attius is a fool”.