Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ID
ER 2191
Funerary inscription of presbyter Benenatus and his wife Rustica, AD 459 and 460, Rome in the church of saint Praxedis.
[ hic requiesci]t Benenatus pr̅e̅(s)b(yter)
[---] de̅p̅o(situs) d(ie) XIII ka̅l(endas) fe̅b(ruarias)
[--- cons(ulatu) Fl(avii) Ri]cimeris v̅(iri) c̅(larissimi) ((crux immissa))
 
[ hic posita Ru]stica c(larissima) f(emina) eius de̅p̅o(sita)
[sub die --- co]ns(ulatu) Fl(avi) Magni v(iri) c(larissimi) ((crux immissa))
 
(after Piazzolla and Rocco, EDB34314 and EDB34315, 2013, 2015)
Here lies the presbyter Benenatus
[---] who was deposed on the 13th day before the Kalends of February [=20 January]
[---] in the year of the consulship of Flavius Ricimer, vir clarissimus ((the Latin cross))
Here lies Rustica, clarissima femina, his wife, deposed
on the day [---] in the year of consulship of Flavius Magnus, vir clarissimus ((the Latin cross))
 
(trans. M. Szada)

Discussion:

Rustica's high social status noted by the title of "clarissima" is worth noting.

Place of event:

Region
  • Rome
City
  • Rome

About the source:

Origin: Rome (Rome)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
Inscription is on a fragmentary marble plate which is now in the Chapel of Crucifixion in the church of saint Praxedis in Rome. The dimensions: 88 cm height, 89 width, height of the letters: 5,5 cm.
Edition:
A. Ferrua, "Nuove iscrizioni di s. Pudenziana, s. Prassede e s. Maria in Domnica", Rivista di Archeologia Cristiana 44 (1968), 139-160
F. Piazzola and A. Rocco, Epigraphic Database Bari EDB34314, EDB34315 [edited in 2013 and 2015; accessed in 2019] (with a photography)

Categories:

Social origin or status - Social elite
Family life - Marriage
Burial/Funerary inscription
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Relation with - Wife
Relation with - Woman
Please quote this record referring to its author, database name, number, and, if possible, stable URL: M. Szada, Presbyters in the Late Antique West, ER2191, http://presbytersproject.ihuw.pl/index.php?id=6&SourceID=2191