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LSA-2200 Base for statue of Titus Flavius Frontinus Heraclius, priest and duovir. Lepcis Magna (Tripolitania). Earlier fourth century

City: Lepcis Magna Province: Tripolitania Region: North Africa, Eastern (Tripolitania and Cyrenaica)
Details: Severan Forum, eastern portico
Current Location: In situ
Object: Base Material: Marble Re-Use? Yes
Form: Rectangular Height(cm): 157.5 Width(cm): 76 Depth(cm): 90
Language: Latin Text Type: Prose
Honorand: Titus Flavius Frontinus Heraclius, priest and duovir Position: Civic Office-Holders Gender: Male
Awarder: People (populus) and council (ordo) of Lepcis Position: Provincial Cities, their Institutions and Officials
Earliest: 300 Latest : 350
Tantillo, I. and F. Bigi (eds.), Leptis Magna. Una città e le sue iscrizioni in epoca tardoromana, Cassino 2010, 416-420, no. 54, figs. 7.14, 10.61, pl. XVII

Reynolds, J. M. & J. B. Ward-Perkins, The Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania. In collaboration with S. Aurigemma, R. Bartoccini, G. Caputo, R. Goodchild, P. Romanelli, Roma 1952, no. 564

Text: Heraclii. / Benignissimo viro princi/pali prudentissimo et integrr(imo) (sic, for 'integerrimo'), /(4) T(ito) Fl(avio) Frontino Heraclio v(iro) p(erfectissimo), au/guri, sacerd(oti) Lauren(tium) Labinat(i)um, / IIviro, ob diversarum volup/tatum exhibitiones adque / admirabilem ludorum / editionem, amoremque /(10) incomparabilem in pa/triam et cives suos, (vac. c.3) sufra/gio quietissimi populi / et decreto splendidis/simi ordinis. Trans: (Statue of) Heraclius. To the most benign principalis, most prudent and most untainted, Titus Flavius Frontinus Heraclius, of perfectissimus rank, augur, priest of the Laurentes Lavinates, duovir. On account of the granting of various spectacles and the admirable giving of games, and of his incomparable love towards his fatherland and his citizens, by vote of the most peaceful people and by decree of the most splendid council (ordo) [this was set up].