Mummian Poetry?

The dedicatory inscription of Lucius Mummius from the temple of Hercules Victor. Ca. 144—142 BCE. Inv. No. 1158. CIL I 541 = CIL VI 331 = ILLRP 122 = ILS 20. Rome, Vatican Museums, Pius-Clementine Museum, Apoxyomenos Cabinet, 25—26

L. Mummius and his inscriptions hold a special place in my heart.  But I must confess (there are a lot of those today it seems!): I’ve never thought about his connection to early Latin poetry before today:


This is from Ll. Morgan’s

For Allen’s entry on this and the Reate inscription with English commentary click here.  Besides the snippet above Morgan further discusses the inscription on p. 308-9.

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