POMPEIAN INSCRIPTIONS






Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum X. 846:

(after the great earthquake of A.D. 65: Tacitus 15.22 and Seneca Quaest. Nat. 6.4)

N POPIDIVS N F CELSINVS | AEDEM ISIDIS TERRAE MOTV CONLAPSAM | A FVNDAMENTO P(ecunia) S(ua) RESTITVIT. HVNC DECVRIONES OB LIBERALITATEM | CVM ESSET ANNORVM SEX ORDINI SVO GRATIS ADLEGERVNT.

Numerius Popidius Celsinus, son of Numerius, restored the Temple of Isis from the ground up, after it had been totally destroyed by an earthquake. The Town Council, coopted him into their assembly when he was only six years old, (and) without charge, in consideration of his generosity.


Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum Volume IV #275:

C CVSPIVM PANSAM AED(ilem) SATVRNINVS CVM DISCENTES ROGAT.

Saturninus and his pupils recommend Gaius Cuspius Pansa for Aedile.


CIL IV. 710:

C CVSPIAM PANSAM AED AVRLIFICES VNIVERSI ROG.

All the goldsmiths recommend Gaius Cuspius Pansa for Aedile.

VERVM AED(ilem) O(ro) V(os) F(aciatis, VNGVENTARII, FACITE ROGO!

Please, I beg you, Unguent Makers, make Verus Aedile, I ask you.


Inscriptiones Latinae Selectae #1627

V POPIDIVS | EP F Q | PORTICVS | FACIENDAS | COERAVIT.

Vibius Popidius, Quaestor, son of Eppius, superintended the making of the colonnades.


ILS #1628

L CAESIVS C F D V I D| C OCCIVS M F IIV | L NIRAEMIVS A F | D D S EX POQ PVBL FAC CVRAR PROB Q.

Lucius Caesius son of Gaius, duovir for justice (and) Caius Occius son of Marcus, duovir; Lucius Niraemius son of Aulus; by vote of the Town Council, out of public funds, superintended the erection (of these Baths) and passed inspection.


CIL IV. 3.4 #9839

ABOMINO PAVPEROS.| QUISQUIS QUID GRATIS | ROGAT, FATVVS EST;| AES DET ET ACCIPIAT REM.

I detest beggars. If somebody asks for something for free, he is an idiot; let him pay his cash and get what he wants.


CIL IV. 3.4 #9969

PVTEO/////V//////VS/DEC.|PVGN.HERCVLANEI.PRO.SAL////////SARVM.ET.LIVIAE AVG.|VELA ERVNT. IOLE SAL.

At Puteoli on the ?th of December, fights. At Herculaneum for the Security of the Caesars and Livia Augusta. There will be awnings. Iole greets you.


CIL IV. 3.4 #9970

GLAD.PAR.XX.A.SVETTI | ////TENIONIS//TNIGRI.LIBERTI.PVGNA | PVTEOL. XVI. XV. XIV. XIII. KAL. AP. VENATIO. ET | ATHLETAE/////ERVNT.

Twenty pairs of Gladiators, belonging to Aulus Suettius Antenio and to his freedman Niger, will fight at Puteoli on the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th of March. There will also be a beast hunt and athletic contests.


CIL IV. 3.4 #9972

GLADIATORVM PARIA XXXVI PVG NICEREA CONSTANTIA | PR KAL ET KAL VI V NON NOV.

Thirty six pairs of gladiators of Constantia (?) will fight at Nuceria (?) on October 31, and November 1-4.


CIL IV. 3.4 #9979

VEN. ET. GLAD. PAR. XX | M. TVLLI. PVGN. POM. PR. NON. NOVEMBRES. | VII.IDVS NOV.

A hunt, and 20 pairs of gladiators belonging to Marcus Tullius will fight a Pompeii on November 4-7.


McCrum & Woodhead, Select Documents...of the Flavian Emperors (A.D.68-96), #475:

PRO SALVTE [IMP VESPASIANI] CAESARIS AVGV[sti] LI[b]E[ro]RVMQU[e eius ob]
DEDICATIONEM ARAE [fam.gladiat.] CN [All]ei NIGIDI MAI FLAMI[nis] CAESARIS
AVGVSTI PVGN POMPEIS SINE VLLA DILATIONE IIII NON IVL VENATIO [sparsiones]
VELA ERVNT.

In honor of the Safety of the Emperor Vespasian Caesar Augustus and his House, on the occasion of the dedication of the altar, the gladiatorial troupe of Gnaeus Allius Nigidius Maius, Flamen of Caesar Augustus, will give games at Pompeii on July 4. Beast hunt. There will be awnings.




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