This paper contains a commentary of an epigraphic carmen, whose original monumental position and occasion of finding again in Satafis (Mauretania Caesariensis) are still questioned. The analysis of the short elogium, carefully composed in hexameters, where is lamented the death of Aelia Secundula, falling in detail upon the names mensa and ara allows focusing on certain aspects related to the history of funus never attested before. So the inscription is a very interesting document within the debate about epigraphic carmina in late antiquity, particularly because it seems possible that, in full observance of ritual laws, it was placed next to an altar, which made it a monument in dead’s memory, and next to a stone table, used to receive the funeral banquet.

Una memoria familiare: l'epitaffio di Aelia Secundula / Colafrancesco P. - In: INVIGILATA LUCERNIS. - ISSN 0392-8357. - 34(2012), pp. 69-76.

Una memoria familiare: l'epitaffio di Aelia Secundula

COLAFRANCESCO, Pasqua
2012

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This paper contains a commentary of an epigraphic carmen, whose original monumental position and occasion of finding again in Satafis (Mauretania Caesariensis) are still questioned. The analysis of the short elogium, carefully composed in hexameters, where is lamented the death of Aelia Secundula, falling in detail upon the names mensa and ara allows focusing on certain aspects related to the history of funus never attested before. So the inscription is a very interesting document within the debate about epigraphic carmina in late antiquity, particularly because it seems possible that, in full observance of ritual laws, it was placed next to an altar, which made it a monument in dead’s memory, and next to a stone table, used to receive the funeral banquet.
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