Poem: Grafitti

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!

Villa Graffiti

The Roman army advances
conquering lands from Northern Britain
to Asia
bringing civilisation to the barbarians.

Quintus advances
scraping words on freshly-made tiles
left out to dry
writing Vulgar Latin: “Attius is a fool”.



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