Anonymous: Wall of Verse (From Latin)

Graffito on a Wall in Pompeii
Anonymous (1st cent. AD)
Translated by A.Z. Foreman

O Wall! I am amazed that you
Have not collapsed in disaster,
Holding the dead weight of so many
A ponderous poetaster.

Audio of me reciting this poem in Latin


The Original:

Admiror, ō pariēs, tē nōn cecidisse ruīnīs
quī tot scriptōrum taedia sustineās.

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