Pompeiian Graffito, CIL IV.3.4 #9839

“I can’t stand panhandlers. If someone asks for something for free, he’s a chump. Let him slap down the cash and receive the goods.

Abomino pauperos.| Quisque quid gratis | rogat, fatuus est;| aes det et accipiat rem.

Apparently scrawled on a wall off a street corner.

Graffiti could even tip the scale in favor of one Roman official over another!

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