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Graffito with Dipinti from Pompeii. Wording of the inscription: Hilarius, from Nero's gladiatorial troop, 14 fights, 12 victories, winner. Creunus, 7 fights, 5 wins, pardoned. Princeps from Nero's gladiator troop, 12 fights, 12 (?) Victories, winner. Four day gladiator fight in Nola .

With Dipinti drawn are, most with red or black ink inscriptions on Wandverputz- and stone surfaces designated, mostly call campaigning to the public. Dipinti are closely related to graffiti . Above all in Pompeii , but also in other cities such as Ostia and Herculaneum , various ancient Dipinti from Roman times were attached, mainly to house walls and the inner walls of public and private buildings. In some cases Dipinti and graffiti were found side by side and complement each other to form a complete work. The main types of Dipinti in Pompeii are election calls, advertisements for gladiatorial games, and advertisements.

Single receipts

  1. Hendrik Mouritsen: The inscriptions from the Insula I 10 in Pompeii. In: Harald Meller , Jens-Arne Dickmann (eds.): Pompeji - Nola - Herculaneum. Disasters on Vesuvius. Hirmer, Munich 2011, ISBN 978-3-7774-3801-6 , p. 277.
  2. ^ Karl-Wilhelm Weeber : Election campaign in ancient Rome. Patmos, Düsseldorf 2007, ISBN 978-3-491-35008-3 , p. 7.