Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 1892
Funerary inscription of the presbyter Teodulfus, Ventabren (Gaul), 7th or late 6th century.
In hoc epitaphio
continet test
magni Chr(isti)colae Te
odulfi almi,
qui olim presbite
r in euo nunc ma
net cum Chr(ist)o.
Que bona sunt fe
cit, que mala dete
ruit. V k(a)l(en)d(a)s Febroari(i)
migrauit ad Chr(istu)m.
Quitquit hoc legit,
oret pro ipsum.
(L'Année épigraphique 2003: 1076)
This epitaph contains the testament of the great Christian Teodulfus the kind, who once, in his time, was a presbyter and now dwells with Christ. He performed good deeds and rejected the bad. On the fifth day before the Kalends of February, he migrated to Christ. Whoever reads it, may he pray for him.
(trans. J. Szafranowski)

Place of event:

  • Gaul
  • Ventabren

About the source:

Origin: Ventabren (Gaul)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
This epitaph was found in Ventabren, a village lying 14 km west of Aix-en-Provence. It was mentioned in the beginning of the 20th century by Gérin-Ricard and Arnaud D`Agnel, and is now lost. Guyon has recently considered it authentic and proposed a new transcription. He dated the inscription to the 7th or, possibly, late 6th century.
Mireille Corbier et al. (eds.), L`Année épigraphique 2003, no. 1076.
J. Guyon, À propos d`une inscription de Saint-Pierre au Pin (commune de Cabriès, Bouches-du-Rhône): l`éloge funèbre et l`inhumation sur son domaine d`une notable chrétienne au VIe s. in: M. Bats et al. (eds.), Peuples et territoires en Gaule méditerranéenne. Hommage à Guy Barruol, Suppl. RAN 35, 2004, p. 520-521 (no. 14).
Trismegistos no. 213926
Epigraphik Datenbank Clauss/Slaby no. EDCS-30101210
H. de Gérin-Ricard and G. Arnaud D`Agnel, Les Antiquités de la vallée de l`Arc en Provence, 1907, no. 64.


Burial/Funerary inscription
Functions within the Church - Parish presbyter
Functions within the Church - Rural presbyter
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Economic status and activity - Inheritance
Please quote this record referring to its author, database name, number, and, if possible, stable URL: J. Szafranowski, Presbyters in the Late Antique West, ER1892,