workmen mentioned in the Codex of
Justinian (10.64, 1; cf. C. I. L.
4.222), appear to have been
simply whitewashers, and not, as some have supposed, workmen employed to
cover walls with a coating of white cement or stucco. Dealbare
is covering the walls with lime-wash (calce ex aqua liquida dealbentur,
speaks of columnae dealbatae
1.55, 145), and Palladius (1.24, 1) of dealbati
See also Cic. [p. 1.599]Fam.
7.29; Suet. Galb.
9. (Blümner, Technol. u.
ii. p. 147; iii. p. 180.)