In the ed. pr. we took this to be Fla]uius
Ceriali[s, but if the writing on the back includes remains of an address to
Cerialis (see note to back.1), this could only be the case if Cerialis used a
discarded letter for a draft. It is more likely that the first word is the end
of the name of the sender followed by Ceriali [suo.
The traces may be the remains of an address ]ali, written
upside down in relation to the two following lines.
].missis oculi.[, ed.
pr. We suggested the phrase demissis oculis, which
occurs commonly but not exclusively in poetic texts, but now think that the
reading is not correct.
pr. We no longer feel confident enough to offer even a tentative
reading of these traces.