Statement about gladiatorial games

VIII K(alendas) Martias
Numisii Genialis
gladiatorum paria X

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Translation: On the eighth day before the Kalends of March (= February 24), ten pairs of gladiators (sponsored by) Numisius Genialis (will fight) at Herculaneum
Findspot: Herculaneum, House of the Corinthian Atrium (V.30)
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Language: Latin
Writing Style: Graffito/incised
  • Graffito Length: 15.5
  • Min Letter Height: 0.6
  • Max Letter Height: 3.5
Apparatus Criticus: Textus et mensurae secundum (1)
v. 2: ante NUMISII intellege MUNERIBUS (1)
v. 4: post HERCULANI intellege PUGNABUNT (1)
v. 1: lat.: 13,0; litt. alt.: 1,2-3,5
v. 2: lat.: 12,0; litt. alt.: 0,9-2,5
v. 3: lat.: 15,5; litt. alt.: 0,6-1,7
v. 4: lat.: 7,3; litt. alt.: 0,7-1,2
Bibliography: CIL 04, 10579 (1)
Rend. Arch. Ac. Nap. 62, 1989-1990, pp. 219-222 (R. Angelone) (2)
M. Fora, I munera gladiatoria in Italia, Napoli 1996, p. 136 n. 112 (3)
S. Evangelisti, Epigrafia Anfiteatrale dell'Occidente Romano, VIII. Regio Italiae I, 1: Campania praeter Pompeios, Roma 2011, p. 34 nr. 10 (4)
Link to EDR: #EDR140188
Suggested Citation: 'Statement about gladiatorial games', The Ancient Graffiti Project Search Engine, <> [accessed: 25 May 2018]

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