Monday, March 22, 2021

Two Latin inscriptions

SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE: A Woman’s Party Invitation and a Girl’s Epitaph: Some Documentary Latin. HT Rogue Classicism.

I have mentioned Lepidina's birthday party invitation here. It was excavated at the Roman fort at Vindonlanda, near Hadrian's Wall. I have visited Vindolanda twice and blogged on it repeatedly. It has no direct connection with ancient Judaism, but there many indirect connections, especially with the vast archive of documentary texts found there. For PaleoJudaica posts and many photos, start here and follow the links.

The other inscription is a late-antique epitaph for a Jewish child in Rome. It is written in Latin and Hebrew. The photo in the Senteniae Antiquae post seems to be glitched.

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