This is an amazing example of one of the earliest examples of Greek writing, dating to the 8th C. BC. It is written "boustrophedon", which means, rather than being read as English is, from left to right, every other line is flipped over, both in the way in which the letters face, and the direction in which it should be read. This, along with the early nature of the Greek letters, has made this graffito rather difficult to translate!
Epigraphical Museum of Athens
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