Inscription about the Public Vineyard.

75 CE.
CIL VI 933 = CIL VI 31208 = ILS 249.
Inv. No. 6692.

Rome, Capitoline Museums, Palazzo Nuovo, Atrium
(Musei capitolini, Palazzo Nuovo, Atrio)

Via Ardeatina.
The inscription was discovered along the Via Ardeatina, and allows us to identify the place where the Vinalia Publica (a wine festival linked to Ardea and the myth of Mezentius) was celebrated on April 23rd. Vespasianís reclamation of this area in 75 CE demonstrates his interest in the archaic traditions of Rome.

CIL VI 933 = CIL VI 31208 = ILS 249

Imp(erator) Caesar / Vespasianus Aug(ustus) / pontif(ex) max(imus) tribunic(ia) / potest(ate) VI imp(erator) XIIII p(ater) p(atriae) / co(n)s(ul) VI desig(natus) VII censor / locum viniae publicae / occupatum a privatis / per collegium pontificum / restituit

The emperor Caesar Vespasianus Augustus, Pontifex Maximus, having been vested for the sixth time with tribunicial power, Supreme Commander for the fourteenth time, Father of the Country, Consul for the sixth time, appointed for the seventh time, censor, operating through the Pontifical College, reclaimed the site of the Vinea Publica [Public Vineyard], which had been occupied by private individuals.

(ŮŮ) 2009. Photo: Olga Lyubimova (CC BY-SA 4.0).
Text: the plate in the museum (the English translation of the inscription is corrected by Olga Lyubimova).
Keywords: inscription about the Public Vineyard emperor Vespasian Vinea Publica Vinalia Priora Inv No 6692 CIL VI 933 CIL VI 31208 ILS 249 Imperator Caesar Vespasianus Augustus pontifex maximus tribunicia potestate VI imperator XIIII pater patriae consul designatus VII censor locum viniae publicae occupatum a privatis per collegium pontificum restituit