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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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posted on 2019-03-30, 00:00 authored by pnowakowski
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.


Evidence ID


Saint Name

Peter, the Apostle : S00036

Saint Name in Source


Type of Evidence

Inscriptions - Funerary inscriptions


  • Latin

Evidence not before


Evidence not after


Activity not before


Activity not after


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


Cult Activities - Miracles

Miraculous protection - other

Cult Activities - Protagonists in Cult and Narratives



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


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.


Edition: Epigraphic Database Bari, no. EDB35120. see 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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