This is the new Livius website. We are currently converting the old website, but this will take some time yet. Please report any errors.

Diocletianic camp, inscription

Diocletianic camp, inscription


[Reparato]res orbi sui et propagatores generis humani DDNN. Diocletianus [et Maximianus |
invictis]simi IMPP. et Constantius et Maximianus nobb. Caess. castra feliciter condiderunt |
[curam age]nte Sossiano Hieroclete v[ir] p[erfectissimus], praess. provinciae, d[evoto] n[umini] m[aiestati]q[ue] eorum.

The restorers of their world and improvers of the human race, our lords Diocletian and Maximian, |
the most undefeatable emperors, and Constantius and Maximianus (=Galerius), the noblest caesars, have successfully founded this fortress. |
The noble Sossianus Hierocles, governor of the province, took care of it and devoted it to their spirit and majesty.


293 CE–305 CE


Marco Prins


Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International


Roman Empire



High-resolution versions of our original photographs are available for purchase for you to use in printed publications or elsewhere. Contact us for further information. Be sure to make a note of the URL of the photos you are interested in. We do not sell these photos for profit, only to cover the maintenance costs of the website.

This page was last modified on 2 August 2014.