VII.3.40 Pompeii. September 2005. Entrance.
According to Della Corte, between the doorways of VII.3.39 and VII.3.40, was written a curious painted graffito.
He thought it was written not much after the year 80BC.
Quintio(m) si qui recusant assidat ad asinum [CIL IV 2887]
Della Corte translated this as,“Chi rifiuta Quinzio, (o gli e contro nell’elezione), merita la pubblica fustigazione a dorso d’asino”
This roughly translates as “Who refuses Quinzio (or is against in the election), deserves the public flogging on a donkey’s back”.
See Della Corte, M., 1965. Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p. 125)
According to Fiorelli, at the end of the vicolo near these doorways, there were various painted graffiti. Two of them were
SALINESIBVS . FELICITER
IVDICIS . AVG . FELIC
The latter was painted in red letters on the upper part of the wall. Also inscribed in big letters was the word ROMA.
See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p. 88)
VII.3.40 Pompeii. December 2004. Entrance.
VII.3.40 Pompeii. December 2007.
Looking north from rear towards VII.3.40 on left and VII.3.1 in the centre on Via della Fortuna.
VII.3.40 Pompeii. December 2007. West wall of small rear room next to doorway at VII.3.39.