§65 Child of Marcus

Child of Marcus

(0065) Text: […] | M(arci) f(ilius) mil(es) | leg(ionis) X F(retensis), | vix(it) a(nnos) III.

Translation: […] child of Marcus, soldier of legio X Fretensis, who lived three years. (Trans. Christopher B. Zeichmann)

Commentary: Antipatris was destroyed in the War and there is little evidence of its inhabitation until the Severans. The inscription thus most likely dates to the late second or early third century, but is included here due to because this is not certain, but also its tragic depiction of family life in antiquity.

Provenience: Antipatris, Palestine (Tel-Afek) 70-217 CE

Bibliography: Werner Eck, “Zu Militärinschriften im römischen Iudaea: Epigraphische Vorarbeiten zum CIIP,” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 197 (2016): 238.