Laudātiō Turiae

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The longest known private Roman inscription; originally in two long columns, the first of which is lost, but most of the second survives in four fragments. It is in the form of a laudatio funebris, addressed by an aristocratic husband to a deceased wife, who had not only been an ideal Roman matron, but who had saved him and secured his rehabilitation during the triumviral proscriptions. The inscription was set up in various places in Rome. The names of the couple are lost: ‘Turia’ is only a conjecture.

Subjects: Classical Studies.

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