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Roman tablet with inscription – “may the earth rest lightly on you”

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Roman tablet with inscription may the earth rest lightly on you
Roman tablet with inscription - may the earth rest lightly on you | Photo: Caligatus / Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

Preserved Roman plaque with an inscription commemorating the deceased, on which the words known to us are placed: “may the earth rest lightly on you”. Written on a stone in Latin: “Sit tibi terra levis”. The object is located in the National Museum of Roman Art in Merida (Spain).


M(arco) Cornelio M(arci) f(ilio) Pap(iria) Pollio / M(arco) Cornelio Urbano / M(arco) Cornelio Celeri / Cornelia M(arci) l(iberta) Iucunda / sic nuncquam Fortuna sinat te nosse dolo[rem] / praeterisse potes quasm pius o iuvenis / sit datus in flammas nosse doloris rit nunc petit i[—] / quisquis ades dicas sit tibi terra levis h(ic) [—]

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