Inscription in the honour of Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix
82 BCE.
CIL. X. 4751 = CIL. I2. 720 = ILS. 870 = ILLRP. 351.
Capua, The Provincial Museum of Campania, Lapidarium of Th. MommsenPhoto by Ilya Shurygin

Inscription in the honour of Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix.

82 BCE.
CIL. X. 4751 = CIL. I2. 720 = ILS. 870 = ILLRP. 351.

Capua, The Provincial Museum of Campania, Lapidarium of Th. Mommsen
(Capua, Museo provinciale campano, Lapidario Mommsen)

Origin:
Found in Suessa Aurunca in 1878. Presented to the Provincial Museum of Campania by Dominico Cremonese.
Description:
CIL. X. 4751 = CIL. I2. 720 = ILS. 870 = ILLRP. 351

L(ucio) Cornelio L(uci) [f(ilio)] / Sullae Feleici / imperatori / publice

To Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix, son of Lucius, imperator, at public expense.

The inscription was evidently set before the end of 82 BCE, when Sulla was appointed dictator. Mommsen has dated the inscription to 83 BCE, but Sulla took the cognomen Felix (“The Fortunate”) only after the victory over the Marian party. When Sulla was occupying Campania, the citizens of Suessa surrendered among the first (App. BC. I. 85. 385).

Credits:
© 2015. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
© 1965.Text: Degrassi A. Inscriptiones latinae liberae rei publicae. Fasc. 1. Firenze, 1965. P. 206, № 351.
© 2015. Translation: Olga Lyubimova.
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