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Cave canem!

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Cave canem
Cave canem!

The mosaics placed in front of the entrances to the houses of the rich Romans had inscriptions Cave canem! (“Beware of the dog”). These are the equivalents of the fence plates we meet today.

Some of the preserved mosaics depict the dog itself without a signature.

Sources
  • Piszczek Zdzisław (red.), Mała encyklopedia kultury antycznej, Warszawa 1983

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