Drawing of a gladiator match

〈:ad sinistram〉
Q(uintus) Ptronius (:Petronius) m(issus)
Otavs (:Octavus) 〈:pugnarum〉 XXXIIII
((:gladiator fugiens))

〈:ad dextram〉
Severus · v(icit)
lib(ertus) 〈:pugnarum〉 XXXXXV
((:gladiator qui alterum illum persequitur))


Translation: Quintus Petronius Octavus, 34 wins - sent away (i.e. lost) Severus, freedman, 55 wins - winner!
Description of Drawing (English): ((:gladiator fleeing)) ((:gladiator pursuing the other))
Findspot: Pompeii, Terme del Sarno (VIII.2.17-23)
Drawing Category: Gladiators
Language: Latin
Writing Style: Graffito/incised
Apparatus Criticus: Textus et mensurae secundum (3)(4). Periit (5)
v.1 (sinistram): litt. alt. 0,6
v.2 (sinistram): litt. alt. 0,8
v.1 (dextram): litt. alt. 1,2
v.2 (dextram): litt. alt. 0,8
II pro E (Severus) bis scriptum est.
Locus inventionis in aedificio: in pariete occidentali andronis ζ secundum (7), qui est andron ξ apud (1)(3).
v.2 (sin.): Otaus pro Octavus secundum (3)(6). Prima littera O est minutissima (1)(2).
Bibliography: Mitt. Deutsch. Arch. Inst.(Roemisch.), 5, 1890, p. 32 (A. Mau) (1)
Not. Sc., 1893, p. 42 (A. Sogliano) (2)

CIL 04, 04870 (3), cfr. Add. p. 705 (4)
M. Langner, Antike Graffitizeichnungen, Wiesbaden 2001, no. 1029 (Gladiatorenkampf) (5)

J.N. Adams, Social Variation and the Latin Language, Cambridge 2013, p. 168
 (6)
Journ. of Cultural Heritage, 40, 2019, p. 253 (L. Bernardi et al.) (7)
http://ancientgraffiti.org/Graffiti/graffito/AGP-EDR175508 (8)
Link to EDR: #EDR175508
Suggested Citation: AGP-EDR175508, The Ancient Graffiti Project, <http://ancientgraffiti.org/Graffiti/graffito/AGP-EDR175508> [accessed: 04 Mar 2024]
Contributions:

Editor: Rebecca Benefiel

Principal Contributor: Matthew Panciera

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Last Revision: 2020-12-29

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