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Lepcis Magna: Inscriptions


Lepcis Magna: Phoenician colony, later part of the Carthaginian empire, the kingdom of Massinissa, and the Roman empire. Its most famous son was the emperor Septimius Severus (193-211).

IRT 316

PRO  SALV-
TE  IMPeratoris  AN-
TONINI  AVGvsti
PII  LIBERO-
RVMQve  EIVS
VENERI
CALCHIDICAE
CVPIDINIS
STATVAM
Caivs  CLavdivs  SEPTIMI-
VS  APER  Dono  Dedit  Dedicavit  Posvit

For the health of the emperor Antoninus Pius Augustus and his children has Gaius Claudius Septimius Aper given as a present and erected this statue of Cupido and given it to Venus Calchida.
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IRT 338

TIberio  CLAVDIO
DRVSI  Filio  CAE-
SARI  AVGvsto  GER-
MANICO PON-
TIFici  MAXimo  TRIBvnicia
POTESTate  XIII
IMPeratori  XVII  COnSvli
V  CENSori  Patri  Patriae
Marcvs  POMPEIVS  SILVA-
NVS  COnSvl  XVVIR  Sacris  Facivndis
PROCOnSvl  PATRONvs
DEDICAVIT
Qvinto  CASSIO  GRATO  PRaetore
PROCOnSvle  CRETAE ET
CYRENARVM  LEGato  PRO  PRaetore  AFRICAE
Caivs  ANNONIS  Filivs  NOMI-
NE  Cai  ANNONIS  Filii  Nepotis
SVI  COLVMNAS  CVM
SVPERFICIE  ET  FORVM
De  Sva  Pecvnia  Dedit
BALITHO  ANNONIS
MACRI  Filivs  COMMODVS
TESTAMENTO  ADOPTA-
TVS  Faciendvm Cvravit
To Tiberius Claudius, son of Drususcaesar, Augustus, Germanicus, pontifex maximus, in the thirteenth year of his tribunicial powers, seventeen times imperator, five times consul, censor, father of the fatherland, has Marcus Pomepius Silvanus, consul, XVvir sacris faciundis, proconsul, patron, dedicated [these works].

When Quintus Cassius Gratus, praetor, proconsul of Crete and Cyrenaica, was propraetor of Africa, did Gaius, the son of Anno, on behalf of his grandson Gaius [Phelyssam], the son of Anno [Macer], finance these colonnades with structure and forum [pavement] from his own money.

Ba'lyaton Commodus, the adopted son of Anno Macer, took care of the works.

Note:
It appears that the two governorships of Cassius Gratus were confused: the governor of Crete and Cyrenaica had the rank of propraetor, his colleague in Africa was proconsul.

IRT 412

IMPeratoris  CAESaris  Lvci  SEPTIMI  SE-
VERI  PII PERTINACIS
AVG
vsti  ARABICI  ADIABENICI
PARTHICI  MAX
imi  Tribvnicia  Potestate  X  IMPeratoris
XI  CO
nSvlis  III  Patris  Patriae  PROCOnSvli
AVO  Domini  Nostri
Lvcio  SEPTIMIO  SEVERO  SVFETI  PRAEFecto
PVBLice  CREATO  CVM  PRIMVM  CI-
VITAS  ROMANA  ADACTA  EST
DVvMVIRo  FLamini  PerPetvo  IN  DECVRIIS
ET  INTER  SELECTOS  ROMAE
IVDICAVIT  LEPCiTani  PVBLice

To the grandfather of our lord the emperor caesar Lucius Septimius Severus, Pius, Pertinax, Arabicus, Adiabenicus, Parthicus Maximus, in the tenth year of his tribunicial powers, eleven times imperator, three times consul, father of the fatherland, proconsul, Lucius Septimius Severus, who was suffete, prefect, chosen duumvir by the public when the Roman citizenship was granted for the first time, forever flamen, and judged lawsuits both in the panels at Rome and as juryman for the Lepcitanian community.

IRT 541

Pvblio  SEPTIMIO  GETAE  Clarissimo  Viro  X-
VIRo  STLITIBVS  IVDICAN-
DIS  TRIBvno  LATIClavio  LEGionis  II  AVGvstae
QVAESTori  PROVINciae  CRETAE  ET
CYRENARVM  AEDili  CEREALI
CVRATORI  REI  PVBlicae  ANCONITA-
NORVM  PRAETori  HASTARIO  ET  TV-
TELARio  SACERDOTI  FETIALI  LEGato
LEGionis  I  ITALICAE  PROCOnSvli  SICILIAE
LESato  AVGGGvstorvm  PRo  PRaetore  PROVINCIAE
LVSITANIAE  COnSvli  LEGato  AVGGGvstorvm
PRo  PRaetore  PROVINCIAE  MYSIAE  IN-
FERIORIS  LEGato  AVGGvstorvm  PRo  PRaetore
PROVINCiarvm  DACIARVM
CVRIA  DACICA  EX  VOTO  POSVIT

To Publius Septimius Geta, senator, Xvir stlitibus iudicandis, senatorial tribune in the Second legion Augusta, quaestor for the province Crete and Cyrenaica, aedile of Ceres, curator of the public finances of Ancona, praetor hastarius, tutelarius, priest, fetial, commander of the First legion Italica, proconsul of Sicily, legate of our emperors with the rank of propraetor in the province of Lusitania, consul, legate of our emperors with the rank of propraetor in the province of Moesia Inferior, legate of our emperors with the rank of propraetor in the Dacian provinces, has the Curia Dacica erected this [statue], as promised.

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Revision: 3 January 2008
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