Cippus of Lucius Sentius.

Travertine. Ca. 93—89 BCE.
CIL VI 40885.
Inv. No. MC 1980.

Rome, Capitoline Museums, Museum Montemartini (Centrale Montemartini), I. 11
(Musei capitolini, Centrale Montemartini)

From the Esquiline Hill (1884).
The pillar is inscribed with the edict issued by the praetor L. Sentius. The edict decreed that it was forbidden to burn corpses or throw dung beyond the boundary line marked by the pillar. The law which protected this area next to the Servian walls dates back to 89 BC.

CIL VI 40885

L(ucius) Sentius C(ai) f(ilius) pr(aetor) / de sen(atus) sent(entia) loca / terminanda coer(avit) / b(onum) f(actum) nei quis intra / terminos propius / urbem ustrinam / fecisse velit nive / stercus cadaver / iniecisse velit

Lucius Sentius, the son of Gaius, praetor, according to the opinion of the senate, arranged [to set it up] for the area demarcation, well done so that nobody would wish to make a place for burning corpses or to throw dung or a corpse within the borders of the city proper.

(ρρ) 2009. Photo: Olga Lyubimova (CC BY-SA 4.0).
Text of the description: the inscruption in the museum.

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Keywords: cippus Lucius Sentius praetor burning place corpse border of the city Inv No MC 1980 I 11 CIL VI 40885 Lucius Sentius Cai filius praetor de senatus sententia loca terminanda coeravit bonum factum nei quis intra terminos propius urbem ustrinam fecisse velit nive stercus cadaver iniecisse velit