Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 2037
Funerary inscription of the Presbyter Dulcitius, his brother (a deacon) and sister. Rome, AD 369.
a dormitio Dulciti presb(yteri)
kal(endis) feb(ruariis) et Greg[ori] diac(oni)
XIII kal(endas) mai(as) et Ca[l]ifro-
nies s[o]roris eo[rum] V id(us) mar(tias)
b d(e)[p(ositio) F]aust[i]nae IIII [kal(endas)] nov(embres)
Valen[tinia]no n(obilissimo) p(uero) et Victore [cons(ulibu)s]
c dormitio Agapenis n(onis) oc(tobris) in p(ace)
(ed. Epigraphic Database Bari, no. EDB24671)
Falling asleep of the Presbyter Dulcitius on the Kalends of February, and Deacon Gregory, on the 13th day before the Kalends of May, and Califronia, their sister, on the 5th day before the Ides of March.
The deposition of Faustina on the 4th day before the Kalends of November, when the most noble boy Valentinianus and Victor were consuls.
Falling asleep of Agape on the Nones of October, in peace.
(trans. S. Adamiak)


The inscription, on the marble slab, 105 × 190 × 15 cm, is placed in the cemetery of Domitilla at Rome. We do not know for sure whether Faustina and Agape also belonged to the family of Dulcitius, their epitaphs are added by another hand. However, the record of Faustina's deposition on 29 October 369 gives us the terminus ante quem for the death of Dulcitius and his siblings.
The Presbyter Dulcitius is also mentioned on another inscription from the same cemetery: [2034].

Place of event:

  • Rome
  • Rome

About the source:

Origin: Rome (Rome)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
Inscriptiones Christianae Urbis Romae, Nova Series, 3, 8148 (Silvagni, Angelus / Ferrua, Antonio; 1956).
Trismegistos no. 314289.
Epigraphik Datenbank Clauss/Slaby no. EDCS-35700177.
E. Diehl (ed.), Inscriptiones Latinae Christianae Veteres, vol. 1, ed. 2., Berlin 1961, no. 1128.
Epigraphic Database Bari, no. 24671 (illustration).
Epigraphische Datenbank Heidelberg no. HD028515


Social origin or status - Clerical family
Burial/Funerary inscription
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Relation with - Brother/Sister
Please quote this record referring to its author, database name, number, and, if possible, stable URL: S. Adamiak, Presbyters in the Late Antique West, ER2037,