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Inscriptions from Pompeii
The inscription on Eumachia's building states that she is the daughter of Lucius, and is a public priestess. She had built the building at her own expense, in the name of her and of her son Marcus, in honour of Concordia Augusta and Pietas.
The inscription on Eumachia's statue within the building simply reads: "To Eumachia, daughter of Lucius, public priestess, the fullers", so this is how we know that she was associated with the fullers.
The inscription on Eumachia's tomb reads: "Eumachia, daughter of Lucius, for herself and her family".
The inscription on the tomb of Scaurus' son reads that he was a duumvir and that the town councillors voted for a site for his monument. They have awarded 2000 sesterces for his funeral, and an equestrian statue of him will be set up in the forum. His father dedicated this to his son.
The inscriptions on Scaurus' fish mosaics read: "Scaurus' finest mackerel sauce from Scaurus' workshop", "finest fish puree", "Scaurus' finest mackerel sauce", and "best fish puree from Scaurus' workshop".
Inscriptions from Pompeii 2
A herm (bust) of Gaius Noranus Sorex was found in the Temple of Isis in Pompeii and was probably a votice offering to Isis. Its inscription states that he was an actor of second parts, and that the presidents of the Fortunate Augustan Suburban County District had made the herm. The space for it was given by decree of the town councillors.
The inscription on the Temple of Isis states that Numerius Popidius Celsinus, had rebuilt the temple (which had collapsed in the earthquake) at his own expense, because of his generosity, although he was only six years old. The town councillors voted him into the council free of charge.
The cult statue of Isis within the temple was inscribed: "Lucius Caecilius Phoebus erected this statue; space granted by decree of the town councillors".
Another inscription shows that Isis was given votive offerings by her devotees, and also that Isis was associated with the imperial cult in some way: "To Augustan Isis, Manilia Chrysa fulfilled her vow willingly to the deserving deity".
The inscription on the amphitheatre states that two duoviri quinquennales, Gaius Quinctius Valgus and Marcus Porcius, built the amphitheatre at their own expense and dedicated it to the honour of the colony in perpetuity.
Inscriptions from Ostia and Herculaneum
The inscription on the monument to Marcus Nonius Balbus outside the Suburban Baths in Herculaneum mentions that he was a member of the Menenian voting tribe (like Scaurus' son in Pompeii). It states that the town council of Herculaneum placed it there for him, and that it was put in the busiest place possible, suggesting the baths were used often.
An inscription on the harbour works at Ostia contains a long list of Claudius' titles (including 'Pontifex Maximus' and 'Father of his Country'), and states that the harbour was put there to free the city from the danger of floods with trenches drawn from the Tiber for the sake of the harbour works and sent out into the sea.