Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ID
ER 2034
Presbyters Archelaus and Dulcitius are mentioned in the funerary inscription of Alexius and Capriola, probably as the adminstrators of the cemetery. Rome, before AD 369.
Alexius et Capriola {f}fecerunt se vivi
iussu Archelai et Dulciti presb(yterorum)
 
(ed. Epigraphik Datenbank Clauss/Slaby no. EDCS-35802029)
Alexius and Capriola made for themselves while still alive,
ordered by Presbyters Archelaus and Dulcitius
 
(trans. S. Adamiak)

Discussion:

The inscription, on the marble slab, comes from the catacombs of Domitilla in Rome on the Via Ardeatina. The Epigraphic Database Bari dates it back to AD 400-499, however, the Presbyter Dulcitius is most probably identic with the Presbyter Dulcitius, whose epitaph is in the same cemetery [2037], and so he must have died by AD 369. This identification is supported by Ferrua, PCBE, and Rüpke.
Archelaus and Dulcitius were probably administering the cemetery, and they sold or allotted the place to Alexius and Capriola, who wanted to make clear sign of it.

Place of event:

Region
  • Rome
City
  • Rome

About the source:

Origin: Rome (Rome)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
Edition:
Inscriptiones Christianae Urbis Romae, Nova Series, 3, 8441 (Silvagni, Angelus / Ferrua, Antonio; 1956).
Trismegistos no. 315141.
Epigraphik Datenbank Clauss/Slaby no. EDCS-35802029.
E. Diehl (ed.), Inscriptiones Latinae Christianae Veteres, vol. 1, ed. 2., Berlin 1961, no. 1127.
Epigraphic Database Bari, no. 25521 (illustration).
 
Bibliography:
J. Rüpke, Fasti sacerdotum: a prosopography of pagan, Jewish, and Christian religious officials in the city of Rome, 300 BC to AD 499, Oxford 2008, no. 708, Archelaus, p. 542.
J. Rüpke, Fasti sacerdotum: a prosopography of pagan, Jewish, and Christian religious officials in the city of Rome, 300 BC to AD 499, Oxford 2008, no. 1504, Dulcitius (1), p. 662.

Categories:

Functions within the Church - Urban presbyter
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Relation with - Townsman
Ecclesiastical administration - Selling tombs/Administering graveyards
Please quote this record referring to its author, database name, number, and, if possible, stable URL: S. Adamiak, Presbyters in the Late Antique West, ER2034, http://www.presbytersproject.ihuw.pl/index.php?id=6&SourceID=2034