§345 Antoninus


(0345) Text: Dep(ositio) Iuli(a)es Le(a)es VII kal(endas) Aug(ustas) Antoninus | b(ene)f(iciarius) maritus bene merenti fecit | in pace.

Translation: This burial was arranged for by Julius Lea, seven days before the kalends of August. Antoninus, beneficarius, made this monument in peace for her, who deserved it well.

Commentary: Christian soldier

Provenience: Rome 26 July 250-350 CE

Bibliography: CIL 6.32971; ILCV 409; AE 1997.166; 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. 24; Ronald J. Sider, The Early Church on Killing: A Comprehensive Sourcebook on War, Abortion, and Capital Punishment (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012), 147*.