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LSA-1363 Base for statue dedicated to the 'Fides' and 'Virtus' of the emperor's soldiers. Rome, Forum. 406.








PROVENANCE AND LOCATION
City: Roma Province: Roma Region: Rome (including Ostia and Portus)
Details: Found in situ on the Roman Forum, in front of the Curia
Current Location: In situ. Near arch of Severus, Sopr. For-Pal. Inv. n. 12436
OBJECT
Object: Base Material: Marble Re-Use? Yes
Form: Rectangular Height(cm): 230 Width(cm): 148 Depth(cm): 100
Language: Latin Text Type: Prose
SUBJECT
Honorand: To the 'Fides' and 'Virtus' of the soldiers of Honorius and Stilicho Position: Deities, Personifications and Heroes Gender:
Awarder: Senate and People of Rome Position: Senate and People of Rome
DATE
Earliest: 406 Latest : 406
MAIN REFERENCE
Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum; , VI, 31987 (+p. 4800)

INSCRIPTION
Text: Fidei virtutiq(ue) devotissimorum / militum dom(i)norum nostrorum / Arcadi, Honori et Theodosi, / perennium Augustorum, /(5) post confectum Gothicum / bellum, felicitate aeterni / principis dom(i)ni nostri Honori, / consiliis et fortitudine / inlustris viri, comitis et /(10) [[[magistri utriusq(ue) militiae]]] / [[[Fl(avi) Stilichonis, bis co(n)s(ulis) ord(inarii)]]], / s(enatus) p(opulus)q(ue) R(omanus), / curante Pisidio Romulo, v(iro) c(larissimo), / praef(ecto) urbi, vice sacra /(15) iterum iudicante. Trans: To the loyalty and valour of the most devoted soldiers of our lords Arcadius, Honorius and Theodosius, eternal Augusti, after the war against the Goths was finished by the good fortune of our eternal emperor our lord Honorius, [and] the counsels and bravery of the count and master of both soldieries (magister utriusque militiae), Flavius Stilicho, of illustris rank, twice consul. The Senate and People of Rome [set this up], under the supervision of Pisidius Romulus, of clarissimus rank, prefect of the City, judge representing the emperor for the second time.
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