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Roman tombstone of Gaius Popillius

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Roman tombstone of Gaius Popillius
Roman tombstone of Gaius Popillius

Roman tombstone of a certain Gaius Popillius, who was shown on a representative chair. In front of him is probably his slaveholding a scroll and making the gesture of “horns”, thus drawing the misfortune away from his master.

On the tombstone there is an inscription in Latin and Greek, which presents a dialogue between the deceased and a potential passer-by:
Greetings, Gaius Popillius!
And to you, whoever you are.

The object is dated to the mid-1st century BCE. The artifact is now in the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki (Greece).


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