§343 Caelius Placidius

Caelius Placidius

(0343) Text: Cael(io) Placido evok(ato) | Placida filia et | Peculius lib(ertus) patrono | dulcissimo

Translation: For Caelius Placidius, who re-enlisted in the army. Placidia his daughter and Peculius his freedman made this for the sweetest patron.

Commentary: Found in a Christian cemetery

Provenience: Rome 100-200 CE

Bibliography: CIL 6.37267; ILCV 407a; AE 1902.201; AE 1903.0366; Henri Leclercq, “Militarisme,” in Dictionnaire d’archéologie chrétienne et de liturgie, ed. Fernand Cabrol and Henri Leclercq (Paris: Letouzey et Ané, 1932), 11.1:no. 21; Ronald J. Sider, The Early Church on Killing: A Comprehensive Sourcebook on War, Abortion, and Capital Punishment (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012), 147*.