CIL XI 1828 = CIL I, p. 193 = ILLRP 80 = ILS 56. Rome, Museum of Roman CivilizationPhoto by Olga Lyubimova
Inscription praising the dictator Quintus Fabius Maximus
CIL XI 1828 = CIL I, p. 193 = ILLRP 80 = ILS 56.
Rome, Museum of Roman Civilization
(Roma, Museo della civiltà romana).
[Q(uintus) Fabius] / Q(uinti) f(ilius) Maximus / dictator bis co(n)s(ul) V cen/sor interrex II aed(ilis) cur(ulis) / q(uaestor) b(is) tr(ibunus) mil(itum) II pontifex augur / primo consulatu Ligures sube/git ex iis triumphavit tertio et / quarto Hannibalem compluri/bus victori(i)s ferocem subsequen/do coercuit dictator magistro / equitum Minucio quoius popu/lus imperium cum dictatoris / imperio aequaverat et exercitui / profligato subvenit et eo nomi/ne ab exercitu Minuciano pa/ter appellatus est consul quin/tum Tarentum cepit triumpha/vit dux aetatis suae cautissi/mus et re[i] militaris peritissimus / habitus est princeps in senatum / duobus lustris lectus est
Quintus Fabius Maximus, the son of Quintus, dictator twice, consul five times, censor, interrex twice, curule aedile, quaestor twice, military tribine twice, pontifex, augur; in his first consulship he subdued Ligurians and celebrated a triumph over them; in his third and second consulship he restrained Hannibal spirited by his multiple victories by means of following him; as dictator he helped his Master of Horse Minucius, whose imperium was equated with the dictatorial one by the people, and his perishing army, and for this reason was proclaimed father by Minucian army; as consul for the fifth time he seized Tarentum and celebrated a triumph; he was considered the most cautious and the most experienced general of his time; he was registered as princeps of the senate during two lustra.
Text of the description: the inscription in the museum.