L[ucio] Flavio L[uci] Flavi Pauli F[ilio] (dedicatory inscription)

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Offline suskun

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this stone is from the wall of an ancient castle.
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This is Latin.  Here's my best shot at transcribing it:

L[UCIO]  FLAVIO  L[UCI] FLAVI PAULI  F[ILIO]
SER[VIO] LONGO DEC[EMVIRO] AEDIL[I ]  CURAT
S[ACR]AE SANCTUARIAE  QUAESTOR  ET
[]AE []MILONICI F[ILIAE] MODESTAE UXORI
[] SUI FEL[ICITATI?] V S  D[ONUM] D[EDIT] H C

Translation is difficult.  Significant parts of the inscription are obliterated or otherwise illegible.  A very fragmentary and tentative translation:

"To Lucius Flavius, son of Lucius Flavius Paulus ... to Servius Longus, Decemvir and Aedile ... (who) as treasurer takes care of the holy sanctuary ... and to [ ]a, daughter of [ ]milonicus, his virtuous wife ... for his happiness(?) dedicated ... H C"

Unfortunately, we can't tell who the subject of either verb (CURAT or DEDIT) is.  The inscription could pertain to a Mithraeum, or conceivably to a Christian chapel.

Again, as with your Greek inscription, we're eager to know where you saw it.  Or is it a secret? (-;

 
« Last Edit: 28 Apr, 2008, 18:53:11 by billberg23 »


Offline suskun

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no it's not a secret of course. i found this photo and all i know is it is on castle
« Last Edit: 23 Apr, 2008, 19:53:46 by wings »



 

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