[German version] Derived from
pigmentum ('pigment'; cf. Plin. HN 33,111; 33,115; 33,158; 35,29; 37,81), the Latin word
pigmentarius is the term for producers of and traders in pigments, ointments and perfumes (
unguenta). Representatives of this group are mentioned in Cicero and in inscriptions (Cic. Fam. 15,17,2; ILS 7604; 7605; CIL VI 9795). The workshop and store of a
pigmentarius may be depicted in the house of the Vettii in Pompeii [2. pl. XV 1]. The selling of poisons or love potions by a
pigmentarius was punishable (Dig. 48,8,3,3; cf.
Pharmakeía ). Schneider, Helmuth (Kassel) Bi…