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E04730: Fragment of a Latin epitaph probably mentioning *Callixtus (bishop and martyr of Rome, S00145) as the eponym of the cemetery. Found in the lower part of the cemetery of Callixtus, via Appia, Rome. Probably 4th c.

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[- - -]cia Sab[ina (?) - - -]
[- - - C]allisti (christogram)

'[- - -]cia Sabina (?) [- - -] of Callistus.

Text: ICVR, n.s., IV, no. 10054p = EDB21
Evidence -  The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

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History

Evidence ID

E04730

Saint Name

Callixtus, bishop and martyr of Rome : S00145

Saint Name in Source

Callistus

Type of Evidence

Inscriptions - Funerary inscriptions Archaeological and architectural - Internal cult fixtures (crypts, ciboria, etc.)

Language

Latin

Evidence not before

300

Evidence not after

400

Activity not before

300

Activity not after

400

Place of Evidence - Region

Rome and region

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Suburban catacombs and cemeteries

Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)

Suburban catacombs and cemeteries Rome Rome Roma Ῥώμη Rhōmē

Cult activities - Places Named after Saint

  • Other

Cult Activities - Protagonists in Cult and Narratives

Women

Source

Fragment of a marble plaque. Preserved dimensions: H. 0.24 m; W. 0.55 m; Th. 0.065 m. Letter height 0.05 m. First recorded by Antonio Ferrua in cubiculum Ee of the Cemetery of Callistus. Published by Ferrua in 1964.

Discussion

The inscription probably described the location of the tomb as 'in the Cemetry of Callistus.' Cf. E04729: conpa[ra]bit sibi arco[so]lium in Callisti / 'he prepared the tomb (arcosolium) for himself in the Cemetery of Callistus.' Dating: Antonio Felle (in EDB) dates the inscription to the 4th c.

Bibliography

Edition: Epigraphic Database Bari, no. EDB21, see http://www.edb.uniba.it/epigraph/21 De Rossi, G.B., Ferrua, A. (eds.) Inscriptiones Christianae Urbis Romae Septimo Saeculo Antiquiores, n.s., vol. 4: Coemeteria inter Vias Appiam et Ardeatinam (Vatican: Pont. Institutum Archaeologiae Christianae, 1964), no. 10054p.

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