Cippus of Lucius Sentius
Travertine. Ca. 93—89 BCE.
CIL VI 40885.
Inv. No. S 1980.Rome, Capitoline Museums, Centrale Montemartini Museum, I. 11Photo by Olga Lyubimova

Cippus of Lucius Sentius.

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

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

(сс) 2009. Photo: Olga Lyubimova (CC BY-SA 4.0).
Text of the description: the inscruption in the museum.
Keywords: epigraphia epigraphy inscription iscrizione epigrafia epigraphik epigrafik inschrift épigraphie roman romano romana romani römisch römische romaine cippus lucius sentius praetor burning place corpse border of the city i 11 cil vi 40885 cai filius de senatus sententia loca terminanda coeravit bonum factum nei quis intra terminos propius urbem ustrinam fecisse velit nive stercus cadaver iniecisse inv no s 1980