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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0643. Honours for C. Hostilius Barea

Description: Rectangular base (w: 1.405 x h: 0.53 x d: 0.52) of grey limestone.
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Second century CE capitals with Rustic forms. 0.08-0.075.

Date: Second century CE (lettering)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Regio V, Theatre, built into one of the late piers of the West dressing-room.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


C(aio) Hostilio Bareae
C(aius) Hostilius Flaccus pater filio
piissimo ex decreto ordinis s(ua) p(ecunia) p(osuit)



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

To Caius Hostilius Barea; Caius Hostilius Flaccus, his father, set (scil. this) up at his own expense to a most dutiful son, in accordance with a decree of the city council.

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 643, whence IRT, 2009, 643, whence EDH 059496; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DLM 1617 Leica)

   Fig. 2. Face: Tantillo (2004)