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58r-58v (SM volume 39, Translation of and notes on Latin inscription)


58r-58v (SM volume 39, Translation of and notes on Latin inscription)


PROMVNTVR / VENERIS / PVBLIC CIRCEIENS / VSO ADMARIN / TERM[..] NO LXXX / [c.12] XXVThe Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum reading (published 1883) =AD / PROMVNTVR / VENERIS / PUBLIC CIRCEIENS / VSQ AD MAREM / A TERMI (vacat) NO (vacat) LXXX / LONG PED L? T? PE? CCXXVAd Promuntur[ium] Veneris public[um] Circeiens[is] usq[ue] ad mare{m} termino LXXX long[us] ped[es].. ... CCXXV'To the Promontory of Venus belonging to the community of Circeii, all the way to the sea from boundary eighty, two hundred and twenty-five feet in length ... 'NotesThis inscription was published in CIL X, I. 6430.l.4 (CIL): Circeiensis, -e, 'of Circeii', a town near the promontory of the same name in Latium. According to fable, it is named after Circe, who fled to the town from Colchis. This inscription is apparently the only source for the site being known as Promonturium Veneris. l.5: ad marem ought to be ad mare.



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