Interpreting Principate through Inscriptions
Roman History: Work Sheet on Interpreting the Principate Through Inscriptions
- For each of the following inscriptions answer the following:
- What emperor is named in the inscription?
- What is the approximate date of the
- Answer the following based on the texts of all four inscriptions:
- What features of imperial titulature remain constant?
- What are the more significant differences between earlier and later inscriptions?
- What message(s) were all Roman emperors particularly concerned to convey through their various names and titles?
AUGUSTUS COS. XI
TRIBUN. POTEST. XII
(Found at Verona. ILS 90)
IMP. CAESAR VESPASIANUS AUG., PONTIF. MAX.
TRIB. POT. VII, IMP. XVII, P.P., COS. VII DESIGN. VIII,
TEMPLUM MATRIS DEUM TERRAE MOTU CONLAPSUM RESTITUIT.
(Found at Herculaneum. ILS 250)
IMP. CAESAR DIVI NERVAE F.
NERVA TRAIANUS OPTIMUS AUG.
GERMANICUS DACICUS PONTIF. MAX.
TRIB. POT. XVIII, IMP. VII, COS. VI, P.P.
SACRARIA NUMINUM VETUSTATE COLLAPSA A SOLO RESTITUIT.
(Found at Rome. ILS 295)
D. N. IMP. CAES.
MAXIMO P. F. VICTORI AUG.
TRIB. POT. XXIII
IMP. XXIII, CONS. VII
P. P., PROCONS.
DIVI CONSTANTI FILIO
BONO REIP. NATO.
(Found at Vicetia. ILS 697)