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This webpage reproduces an appendix to
Pagan and Christian Rome

by Rodolfo Lanciani

published by Houghton, Mifflin and Company
Boston and New York, 1892

This text is in the public domain.

 

INSCRIPTION COMMEMORATING THE
LUDI SAECULARES
CELEBRATED IN THE YEAR 17, B. C.

TEXT AS EDITED BY MOMMSEN

(See Chapter II, pp. 73‑82)

xu viris s. F VOS
IRE SI RIte
biNI CHORI·QV
nocte quoI·DIES·INLVCIScet k. in.
a. d. . .nON·IVN·VOS·
IVBEATIS
a. d. . . non. IVN·BENE·ATQVE·DILIGENter
VOS·PETERE·IVBEATIS·IEISQVe
N·IN·CAPITOLIVM·ANTE·AEDem iovis
et in aventino ante dIANAE·BENE·FREQVENTESQVE·Adesse
S·DEISQVE·MILICEIS·FRVGVM·
RITIS·LITIBVs
diliGENTERQVE·MEMINERITIS·LITIBVs
non esse praestandam      AVDIENTIAM
ut conveniant ad eA·SACRIFICIA·DENVNTIATVM erit
k. in. et. a. d. iiii NON·IVN·ET·A·D·III·NON·IVN·NOCTu
MAIORES·ANN·XXV·NATAE·QVIbus
conveniRE·IN·CAPITOLIVM·VBI·ET·RES·DIVINA·FI
ADSINT
PVEROS·VIRGINESQVE·PATRIMOS·MATRIMosque
ad carmen canENDVM·CHOROSQVE·HABENDOS·FREQVENTES·convenire
iteMQVE·AD·EA·SACRIFICIA·ATQVE AD EOS LVDOS·PARANdos
diligenTER·MEMINERINT
eadeM DIE·EDICTVM·PROPOSITVM·EST·IN·HAEC·VERBA
SACRIFICIVM·SAECVLARE LVDOSQVE·QVI·CENTESIMO·ET·Decimo anno recurrunt quomodo vives celebrare deberent de ea re
QVAE·MORE·EXSEMPLOQVE·MAIORVM IN CONTIONE·Palam ediximus, ut scripsit ad nos imp. caesar augustus, item in albo proposui-
MVS·VTI·SI·QVI·A CONTIONE·AFVISSENT·AVT·NON·SATis intellexissent
COGNOSCERENT QVID QVEMQVE EORVM·QVOQVE·Die facere oporteret
ISDEM COS ISDEM MAG XXV VIR S FOR AD COLLEGIVM·Relatum est
PVRGAMENTA DARI ET FRVGES ACCIPI·COLLEGIO      placere ut in capitolio ante aedem iovis optimi
MAXIMI ET ANTE AEDEM IOVIS TONANTIS·ET      in palatio ante aedem
APOLLINIS ET IN PORTICV EIVS FRVGES AVTEM Ibi ubi supra scriptum est accipiendas esse et ad aedem dianae in avenitno et
IN PORTICV EIVS
CENSVERVNT·AVTE·VT SINGVLEIS TRibunalibus xu viri
FRVGES·ACCIPERENT BINI ITEMQVe
OMNES·CONVENIRENT·DEINDE·TER
ISDEM COS·A·D·VIII·K·APR·PRO AEDE
DE HAC RE·VIDEBATVR·FACIVNDum
LOEDI·FERIAE·SELLISTERNIA·PEr noctes tres et dies totidem      qui a
COLLEGIO·EDICTI·SVNT·IEi celebrabuntur      a nocte
QVOI DIES·INLVCISCET·K·Iuniarum      ad a. d. iii
NONAS IVN·QVODQVEmque
ITEM·DE·HAC·RE·VISVM EST·VTI
M·AGRIPPA L CENSORINVS
M·LOLLIVS L ARRVNTIVs
EDICTVM PROPOSITVM EST
QVO·MINORE·MOLESTIA
A·D·V·K·IVN·SVFFIMenta      a.d
IIII·AVT·A·D·III·AVT·Pridie k. iun
A·D·X·K·IVN IN SAEPTIS      scribendo adfuerunt. . .
AEMILIVS·LEPidVS·L·CESTIVS·L·PETRONIVS RVFVS
QVOD·C·SILANVS coS·V F LVDOS·SAECVLARIS POST·COMPLVRes annos eo qui nunc est facientibus imp. caesare
AVGVST·ET·M·AgripPA·TRIVNIC POTESTATE FVTVROS·QVOS qod spectare quam plurimos convenit
PROPTER·RELigioneM ATQVE·ETIAM QVOD TALI SPECTACVLO nemo iterum intererit, permittendum videri lu-
DORVM·EOruM diebuS·QVI·NONDVM SVNT MARITATI·SINe fraude sua ut adsint q. d. e. r. f. p. d. e. r. i. c. ut quoniam ludi iei
RELIGIOnis CAVSA SVNt inSTITVTI NEOVE·VLTRA·QVAM·SEMEL·VLLI·MOrtalium eos spectare licet
QVOS mAG·XV·VIR·S·F·edENT·S·F·S·SPECTARE·LICEAT·IEIS·QVI·LEGE·DE·MARITAndis ordinibus tenentru
EODEMQVE·DIE·IBIDEM S C·idEM·ADFVER·ET SENATVS·CONSVLTVM·FACTVM·EST
QVOD·C·SILANVS·COS·V·F·PErtiNERE·AD·CONSERVANDAM·MEMORIAM·TANTAE·Benevolentiae deorum commentarium ludorum
SAECVLARIVM·IN COLVMnAM·AHENEAM·ET·MARMOREAM·INSCRIBI·Statuique ad futuram rei memoriam utramque
EO·LOCO·VBI·LVDI·FVTVri siNT·Q·D·E·R·F·P·D·E·R·I·C·VTI COS·A·A·VE·AD·Futuram rei memoriam columnam
AHENEAM·ET·ALTERAM mARMOREAM IN QVIBVS·CoMMENTARIum ludorum eorum inscriptum sit eo loco statuant et id opus eidem
LODENT·PRAETORIBVSQVE Q a P INPERENT·VTI·REDEMPTORIBVS·EAm summam qua locaverunt solvant.
A·D·VIIII·K IVN·EDICtVM·PROPOSITVM·EST      XV·VIRi s. f. dicunt:
COMMONE·FACIVNDOS·HOMINeS·EXISTVMAVIMVS·VT·OMNES LIBeri      qui suffimenta
PETERENT·NE·AMPLIVS·QVAM semeL IEI·CONIVGESQVE
A·D·VII·AVT·VI·AVT·V·K·IVN·A
SVFFITIQVE·AD·LVDOS·VENIREnt
GENERATIM·CONFERRENT·TRibunalibus
CAPITOLIVM·AD AEDEM·IOVIS optimi maximi
MVLIERES·QVOQVE·QVAE SELLISternia habebunt
STERNERE·OPORTERE·AB EA·PR
QVAE·FEMINAE·ET·QVI·PVERI·SIBI
RENT·EOS·SEPARATIM·A CETERA turba      ante aedem
OPIS·IN CAPITOLIO·POSITVM·ERIT
SVFFIMENTA·VT·ERAT·CONSTITVTVm
A·D·IV·K·QVIBVS·DENVNTIATVM·SIt
IN CAPITOLIVM·CONVENIRE
B·F·MATRES·FAMILIAE·QVIBVS·COi
CAPITOLIO·AB·H·I·SINT·VT·SOllemnia
A·D·III·K·IVN·EODEM·MODO·FRVGES acceperunt
LVDOS·LATINOS·SAECVLARES·COMMitemus
K·IVN·NOCTIS·H·II
ITEM·LVDOS·LATINOS·COMMITTEMus
ITEM·CVM·AD CAERIMONIAS·SACRificiorum
CERTIORES·ESSE·VOLVMVS·OMNES M
AENATORES·IN·FVNERE·CANERE solitos
PRID·K·IVN·VT·SVPERIORE·BIDVO·Frugesacceperunt
NOCTE·INSEQVENTI IN CAMPO AD·TIBerim      moeris imp. caesar aug. immolavit hostias
PRODIGIAS·ACHIVO·RITV·EOI      precatusque est hoc modo:
MOERAE·VTI·VOLBIS·IN·ILLEIS·LIBReis scriptum est, quarumque rerum ergo quodque melius siet p. r. quiritibus, vobis uiiii
AGNIS·FEMINIES·ET·IX CAPRIS·FEMinis sacrum fiat: vos quaeso precorque uti imperium majestatemque populi romani
QVIRITIVM·DVELLI DOMIQVE·AVxitis utique semper latinum nomen tueamini      incolumitatem sempiter.
NAM·VICTORIAM VALETVDINEm populo romano quiritibus tribuatis faveatisque populo romano quiritium legionibusq. p. r.
QVIRITIVM·REMQVE P·POPVLI - Romani quiritium salvam servetis uti sitis VOLENTES·PRopitiae p. r
QVIRITIBVS·XV·VIRVM·COLLEGIo mihi domo familiae et uti hujus SACRIFICI·ACCEPTRICES·SITIS·VIIII·AGNARVM
FEMINARVM·ET·VIIII·CAPRARVm feminarum propriARVM·INMOLANDARVM·HARVM RERVM ERGO MACTE HAD·AGNA·FEMINA
INMOLANDA ESTOTE FITOTE VolenteS·PROPITIAE·P·R·QVIRITIBVS·XXV·VIRVM·COLLEGIO·MIHI·DOMO·FAMILIAE
LVDIQVE·NOCTV·SACRIFICIO coNFECTO·SVNT·COMMISSI·IN·SCAENA·QVOI·THEATRVM·ADIECTVM·NON FVIT·NVLLIS·POSITIS
SEDILIBVS·CENTVMQVE·ET X mATRONAE QVIBVS·DENVNTIATVM·ERAT·SV VIRORVM·VERBIS·SELLISTERNIA·HABVERVNT
IVNONI·ET·DIANAE·DVABus SELLIS POSITIS
K·IVN·IN·CAPITOLIO·BOVEM MaREM·IOVI·OPTIMO·MAXIMO·PROPRIVM·INMOLAVIT·IMP·CAESARM AVGVSTVS·IBIDEM
ALTERVM·M·AGRIPPA·PreCATI·AVTEM·SVNT·ITA
IVPPITER·OPTIME MAXIME-Vti tiBI IN·ILLEIS·LIBREIS·SCRIPTVM·EST·QVARVMQVE·RERVM·ergO·QVODQVE·MELLIVS·SIET·POPVLO·R
QVIRITIBVS·TIBI·HOC·BOVe MARE PVLCHRO·SACRVM FIAT·TE·QVAESO·PRECORQVE CETERa uTI SVPRA
AD·ATALLAM·FVERVNT·CaeSAR AGRIPPA SCAEVOLA SENTIVS LOLLIVS ASINIVS GALLVS·REBILVS
DEINDE·LVDI·LATINI·IN THEATRO·LIGNEO·QVoD·ERAT·CONSTITVTVM·IN·CAMPO SecuNDVM·TIBERIM·SVNT·CoMMISSI
EODEMQVE·MODO·SELLISTeRNIA·MATRES·FAMILIAE·HABVERVNT·NEQVE SVNT Ludi iNTERMISSI·IEI·QVI·NOCTV·CAEPTI·ERANT
FIERI·ET·EDICTVM·PROPOSItVM      XV·VIR·S·F·DIC
CVM·BONO·MORE ET PROINDe cELEBRATO·FREQVENTIBVS·EXSEMPLIS·QVANDO·CVMQue iVSTA·LAETITIAE·PVBLICAE·CAVSSA·FVIT
MINVI·LVCTVS MATRONArVM·PLACVERITM8IDQVE·TAM·SoLLEMNIVM·SACRORVm lVDORVMQVE·TEMPORE·REFERRI
DILIGENTERQVE·OPSERVArI PERTINERE·VIDEATVR·ET·AD·ONOREM·DEORVM·ET AD mEMORIAM·CVLTVS·EORVM·STATVIMVS
OFFICI·NOSTRI·ESSE·PER·EDICTVM·DENVNTIARE·FEMINIS·VTI·LVCTVM·MINVANT
NOCTV·AVTEM·AD·TIBERIM·SaCRIFICIVM FECIT·DEIS·LITHYIS·LIBEIS VIIII POPANis VIIII·PTHOIBVS VIIII·IMP CAESAR
AVGVSTVS·PRECATVS·EST hOC MODO
ILITHIYA·VTI·TIBEI·IN·ILLIs LIBRIS·SCRIPTVM·EST·QVARVMQVE·RERVM·Ergo quodque melius siET·P·R·QVIRITIBVs
TIBI·VIIII·POPANIS·ET·VIiii LIBEIS·ET·VIIII·PTOIBVS·SACRVM·FIAT·TE·QVAeso precorque; caetera ut supra
IV·NONAS·IVN·IN·CAPITOLIo iNMOLAVIR·IVNONI·REGINAE·BOVEM·FEMINam imp. caes. augustus; ibidem alteram
M·AGRIPPA·ET·PRECATVS·ESt HOC MODO·
IVNO·REGINA VTI·TIBI·IN·ILLIs LIBRISS·SCRIPTVM·EST·QVARVMQVE·RERVM ergo quodque melius siet p. r. quiritibus
TIBI·BOVE FEMINA·PVLCHRA·SaCRVM·FIAT·TE·QVAESO·PRECORQVE cetera uti supra.
DEINDE·CX·MATRIBVS·FAMILIaS·NVPTIS QVIBVS DENVNtiatum fuit ut convenirent, imp. caesar augustus?
PRAEIT IN·HAEC·VERBA
IVNO·REGINA·AST·QVID·EST·QuoD MELIVs siet p. r. quiritibus
NVPTAE·GENIBVS·NIXAE·TE·Vti faxis quaesumus precamurque, uti imperium
MAIESTATEMQVE·P·R·QVIRITIum duelli domique auxis, utique semper latinum nomen tueare, incolumitatem
SEPITERNAM·VICTORIAM valetudinem populo romano quiritibus tribuas faveasque populo r. quirit. legionibusque p. r.
QVIRITIVM·REMQVE·PVBLIcam p. r. quiritium salvam serves, uti sies volens propitia populo romano
QVIRITIBVS·XV·VIR·S·F·NObis domibus familis: aec matres familias ex populi romani
QVIRITIVM·NVPTAE·GENIbus nixae quaesumus precamurque.
AD ATALLAM·FVERVNT·M·Agrippa
LVDI·VT·PRIDIE·FACTI·SVNT
NOCTV·AVTEM·AD·TIBERIM suem plenam terrae matri immolavit imp.
CAESAR·AVGVSTVS·PRECATusque est hoc modo.
TERRA·MATER·VTI·TIBI·IN·ILLis libris scriptum est quarumque rerum ergo, quodque melius siet populo romano quiritibus,
VTI·TIBI·SVE·PLENA·PROPRIa sacrum fiat te quaeso precorque cETERA uti supra
MATRONAE·SELLISTERNIA·Habuerunt ut pridie      RVNT
A·D·III·NON·IVN·IN·PALATIO apollini et dianae SACRIFICVM·FECERVNT·IMP·CAESAR·AVGVSTVS·M Agrippa libeis viiii
POPANIS·VIIII·PTOIBVS·VIIii precaTIQVE SVNT ITA
APOLLO·VTI·TIBI·IN·ILLIS·LIBRIs scRIPTVM·EST·QVARVMQVE·RERVM·ERGO·QVODQVE·MELIVS·SIET·P·R·QVIRitibus
VTI·TIBI·VIIII·POPANIS·ET·Viiii LIBIS ET VIIII PTHOIBVS SACRVM FIAT·TE·QVAESO·PRECORQVE·CETERA·VTI·SupRA
APOLLO·VTI·TE·POPANIS·DATis BONA PRECE PRECATVS SVM EIVSDEM·REI·ERGO·MACTE·HEIS·LIBIS·LIBANDIS·ESTO
FITO VOLENS PROPITIVS
IDEM·IN·PTHOIBVS
EISDEM VERBIS·DIANAM
SACRIFICIOQVE PERFECTO·PVERI xXVI QVIBVS DENVNTIATVM ERAT PATRIMI ET MATRIMI ET PVELLAE TOTIDEM
CARMEN·CECINERVNT·EOdeMQVE MODO IN CAPITOLIO
CARMEN·COMPOSVIT·Q HORatIVS·FLACCVS·
XV·VIR·ADFVERVNT·IMP·CAeSAR·M·AGRIPPA·Q·LEPIDVS·POTITVS·MESSALLA·C·STOLO·C·SCAEVOLA·C·SOSIVS
C·NORBANVS·M·COCCEIVS·M·LOLLIVS·C·SENTIVS·M·STRIGO·L·ARRVNTIVS·C·ASINIVS·M·MARCELLVS·D·LAELIVS
Q·TVBERO·C·REBILVS·MEsSALLA·MESSALLINVS
LVDIS·SCAENICIS·DIMISSIS·F. . .IVXTA·EVM·LOCVM·VBI·SACRIFICVM·ERAT·FACTVM·SVPERIORIBVS·NOCTIBVS·ET
THEATRVM·POSITVM·ET·SCaeNA·METAE·POSITAE·QVADRIGAEQ·SVNT·MISSAE·ET·DESVLTORES·MISIT·POTITVS·MESSALLA
EDICTVMQVE·PROPOSITVM EST·IN·HAEC·VERBA      XV·VIR·S·F·DIC
LVDOS·QVOS·HONORARIOS DIERVM·VIII·ADIECIMVS·LVDIS·SOLEMNIBVS·COMMITTIMVS·NONIS·IVN·LATINOS·IN·THEATRO
LIGNEO·QVOD·EST·AD·TIBERIM·H·II·GRAECOS·THYMELICOS·IN·THEATRO POMPEI·H·III·GRAECOS ASTIcos iN THEAtro quod est
IN·CIRCO·FLAMINIO·H·I
INTERMISSIO·DIE·QVI·FVIT·Prid non. iun
NONIS·IVN·LVDI·SVNT COMmissi      latini in
THEATRO·LIGNEO·GRAECI·THVmelici in theatro pompei, graeci astici in theatro quod est in circo flaminio
A·D·III·EID·IVN·EDICTVM·PROPOsitum est in haec verba      xv viri s. f. dicunt:
PR·EID·IVN·VENATIONEM·DABIMus
PR·EID·POMPA·PRAELATA·PVER
M·AGRIPPA·QVADRIGAS misit
HAEC·OMNIA PERACTA·SVNT·XV viris s. f. imp. caesare augusto m. agrippa
CN·POMPEIO·C·STOLONE·C·S
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