Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 2039
Funerary inscription of the Presbyter Celerinus in Rome, AD 381.
Pr{a}esbyter hic situs est Celerinus nomine dic[tus] / corporeos rumpens nexus qui gaudet in astris / dep(ositus) VIIII Kal(endas) Iun(ias) Fl(avio) Syagrio et Eucerio
(Epigraphik Datenbank Clauss/Slaby no. EDCS-31900332)
A presbyter called by the name of Celerinus is placed here. He broke through the bodily bonds and rejoices among the stars. He was deposed on the 9th day before the Kalends of June, [under the consulship of] Fl[avius] Syagrius et Eucerius.
(trans. S. Adamiak)


The inscription is in the Catacombs of St Agnes in Rome. The date of the deposition is 24 May 381.

Place of event:

  • Rome
  • Rome

About the source:

Origin: Rome (Rome)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
Marble slab 41 × 137 × 3,5 cm, letters 35–4.5 cm.
Inscriptiones Christianae Urbis Romae, Nova Series, 8 20798 (Ferrua, Antonio; 1983).
Trismegistos no. 305511.
Epigraphik Datenbank Clauss/Slaby no. EDCS-31900332.
E. Diehl (ed.), Inscriptiones Latinae Christianae Veteres, vol. 1, ed. 2., Berlin 1961, no. 1129.
Epigraphic Database Bari, no. 15856.
H. Geist, Römische Grabinschriften. Gesammelt und ins Deutsche übertragen von Hieronymus Geist, betreut von Gerhard Pfohl, München: Heimeran 1969, p. 178, No. 483


Burial/Funerary inscription
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Please quote this record referring to its author, database name, number, and, if possible, stable URL: S. Adamiak, Presbyters in the Late Antique West, ER2039,