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E07493: Latin epitaph for a woman, expressing her wish of eternal life 'in the name of Peter' (the Apostle, S00036). Now lost, but probably displayed in the Cemetery of Priscilla, or elsewhere on the via Salaria, Rome. Probably second half of the 4th c. [provisional entry; description needed]

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Ruta omnibus subdita et atfabi-
lis bibet in nomine Petri
in pace ☧

'Ruta, obedient to everyone and kind. May she live in the name of Peter, in peace. (christogram)'

Text: ICVR, n.s., VIII, no. 23266 = EDB35120. Transl. P. Nowakowski.

History

Evidence ID

E07493

Saint Name

Peter, the Apostle : S00036

Saint Name in Source

Petrus

Type of Evidence

Inscriptions - Funerary inscriptions

Language

Latin

Evidence not before

350

Evidence not after

400

Activity not before

350

Activity not after

400

Place of Evidence - Region

Rome and region

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Suburban catacombs and cemeteries

Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)

Suburban catacombs and cemeteries Rome Rome Roma Ῥώμη Rhōmē

Cult activities - Places

Burial site of a saint - crypt/ crypt with relics

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Prayer/supplication/invocation

Cult Activities - Miracles

Miraculous protection - other

Cult Activities - Protagonists in Cult and Narratives

Women

Source

Description needed. Tentatively ascribed to the cemetery of Prisicilla on the via Salaria by Antonio Ferrua.

Discussion

Antonio Ferrua points out that similar phrases occur in the following epitaphs: ILCV 2233 (= EXXXX): '[v]ivas in nomine Laurenti', ILCV 2098 (=EXXXXX): 'i(n) nomine martur[orum]', ICVR III 7283: 'vivis in nomine Christi', ICVR III 7066: '[viva]s in nomen De[i]'. Dating: The editors of the Epigraphic Database Bari date the inscription to the second half of the fourth century.

Bibliography

Edition: Epigraphic Database Bari, no. EDB35120. see http://www.edb.uniba.it/epigraph/35120 De Rossi, G.B., Ferrua, A. (eds.) Inscriptiones Christianae Urbis Romae Septimo Saeculo Antiquiores, n.s., vol. 8: Coemeteria viarum Nomentanae et Salariae (Vatican: Pont. Institutum Archaeologiae Christianae, 1983), no. 23266 (with further bibliography) and additional notes on p. 468.

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