n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - Metre and meaning in CIL I2 3109a : notes
|Article Title||Metre and meaning in CIL I2 3109a : notes|
|© Publisher:||Classical Association of South Africa (CASA)|
|Journal||Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa|
|Affiliations||1 University of Sydney, Australia|
|Publication Date||Jan 2012|
|Pages||155 - 163|
There is little consensus about any aspect of this graffito scratched onto a theatre wall at Tarracina. Its syntax, subject and tone have all been interpreted in radically divergent ways. The initial Publi has been taken as an abbreviated form of Publius with apocope of the final s, and hence the subject of occubuit, or as a vocative, entailing though it does a harsh anacoluthon from second-person address to third-person description.
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