A fascinating project from the Classics Dept. of Florida University, presented also at the XIV Congressus Internationalis Epigraphiae Graecae et Latinae:
“Mirror Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?”. In modern terms, we could say “Server, server on the web, who is the father of all?”
Corny joke aside, if you were yearning to browse CIL anytime anywhere, your desires came true!
Since copyright has expired, the volumes of the CIL from 1862 to 1940 are now available in pdf format on the website.
Here the original source, which inspired this post, by Dr. Manfred Schmidt, on the AIEGL website.
D(is) M(anibus) .
patronae b(ene) m(erenti).
Probably from Rome, it might have been brought to Liguria as part of an antiquity collection2 .
- It hadn’t been included in the epigraphical supplementum of Liguria (regio IX) and you can find a reference to it in EDR
- possibly related to the British tourism