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A wonderful new graffito insult found at Vindolanda! A few thoughts on the interpretation of the graffito.🧵

#ClassicsTwitter #Vindolanda #RomanGraffiti #AncientGraffiti #Epigraphy #RomanInsults
According to this report the graffito reads SECVNDINVS CACOR. The assumption is that the scribe meant to write CACATOR but made a mistake. So the graffito would mean 'Secundinus, the shitter'.…
I find it hard to believe that the writer would have made such a simple mistake while inscribing the stone. What if CACOR is in fact correct? I think it is the phallus talking in 1st person saying 'I'm getting excreted'. There are parallels for this expression.
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Finally finished! A speculative reconstruction of the 1st c. AD funerary altar of the child Julia Victorina. Beautiful Ionic decorative scheme, with very specific spring flowers. So specific that I think they must have been individually colored. #polychromy #Louvre 1/
The funerary inscription is fairly standard, if not heartbreaking. Julia lived to the age of 10 years and 5 months, and is described as 'sweetest daughter'. My attempt at a translation, below. The letters get wonky on the bottom line! #epigraphy @abby_fecit @Caroline_Barron 2/
Julia's parents were Caius Julius Saturninus and Lucilia Procula. Julia Victorina inherited her name from her father, using the proper name of women born into the gens (family) Julia, the same ancient patrician family as Julius Caesar. 3/
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3-day intl conf on #Sanskrit Science & Tech #SciTech
#SilverJubilee Celebrations, #RFS & #Sahitya Dept @ssusonline #Kalady
श्री शंकराचार्य #संस्कृत सर्वकलाशाला
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Opening remarks by Dr V. R. Muralidharan, Prof & HoD, #Sanskrit #Sahitya
श्री शंकराचार्य #संस्कृत सर्वकलाशाला #SciTech Research Forum #RFS @ssusonline #Kalady #संस्कृतसाहित्यं
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Speech by session chair, Dr C.Rajendran, Dean, Faculty of #Sanskrit Literature @ssusonline #Kalady #संस्कृतसाहित्यं
श्री शंकराचार्य #संस्कृत सर्वकलाशाला #SciTech Research Forum #RFS #शोध

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