§348 Aurelius Barbas

Publius Marcellus

(0348) Text: P(ublio) Marcello beterano | AA(u)gg(ustorum) nn(ostrorum) eq(uiti) R(omano)

Translation: To Publius Marcellus, a Roman knight, veteran of the army of our two emperors.

Commentary: This inscription was found in a Christian cemetery.

Provenience: Rome 170-180 or 198-211 CE

Bibliography: CIL 6.37273; AE 1902.73; ILCV 277; 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. 47; Ronald J. Sider, The Early Church on Killing: A Comprehensive Sourcebook on War, Abortion, and Capital Punishment (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012), 147*.