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32r (SM volume 39, Translation of and notes on Latin inscription)


32r (SM volume 39, Translation of and notes on Latin inscription)


Q CEPPIO Q F MAE LONGINO PON / II VIR DESIGN VIXIT ANN XX / Q CEPPIO G[=C]ALLIMACHO PATRI / AVIANIAE MATRIQ[uinto] Ceppio Q[uinti] f[ilio] Mae[ciae tribu] Longino pon[tif(ici)] IIvir[o] design[ato] vixit ann[is] XX Q[uinto] Ceppio Callimacho patri Avianiae matri'To Quintus Ceppius Longinus, son of Quintus, of the Maecia tribe, pontifex, elected duumvir, who lived twenty years. To Quintus Ceppius Callimachus his father (and) Aviania his mother.'Notes A basic transcription of this inscription was published in the Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum Vol. X. 479. It was recorded by CIL as 'found in 1786' in Paestum, but Soane had recorded it several years earlier in this notebook.



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