By Professor Henrik Mouritsen
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A few Iess common expressions, all of a very stereotype character, arealso found. 11 7 Finally, a number of inscriptions refer to a named individual or collective advocate, who after the most commonly used formula is called rogator, while in a small group of inscriptions one or more persons are asked to support the candidate. This occurs with the use of the vocative and the verbfacerein the imperative. The inscriptions are characterized by the extensive use of ligatures, 11 8 for example R> for "AED" and cF for "OVF", and their practical execution seems generally to be very professional.
This result confirms to some extent the traditional view of the dating of the electoral inscriptions, since very few electoral inscriptions appear tobe earlier than 62. Nonetheless it is hardly possible on this basis to assume that the earthquake was responsible for the Ioss of all electoral inscriptions prior to this date. The effect of earth tremors on the preservation of electoral inscriptions can be tested by investigating the walls on which the inscriptions of poorly documented candidates were placed.
The common view, however, is that the earthquake of 62 AD must have entailed the loss of almost all existing electoral inscriptions, and that the preserved programmata recentiora must therefore with few exceptions derive from Pompeii's last 17 years. 121 The validity of this hitherto undocumented assertion can be tested by investigating to what extent the not insignificant number of magistrates independently known from the period c. 50-61 AD are documented in electoral inscriptions. Through apochae Jucundianae, graffiti and tituli, 27 magistrates are known who with varying degrees of accuracy can be assigned to the years c.