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Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum; , VI, 1789 (+p. 4762-3) [edit]

Lost base for statue of unknown consul. Rome, Forum of Trajan. 432-450. [edit]

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To… honour....twice from tyrants… he gave. A consulship he obtained in the year...from our lords Theodosius and Valentinian, eternal Augusti, with no bribery. Thereafter ...was made...so much of public affairs was attached to him, he augmented the glory of everyone and for those struggling with the severity of law, he added moderation to clemency. When, by means of an embassy having been sent by the senate, a speech worthy of its forefathers and succinct for the emperors bore witness that he had carried out most suitable aid, then a sacred hearing was requested. Through these things, the lofty council and Roman people asked, with decrees contending among themselves, for another statue for him which was brought about with such great speed by the most provident and clement princes that the petition was believed to have been anticipated by the imperial distinction itself.
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