A Second-Century Christian Inscription from the Via Latina

  title={A Second-Century Christian Inscription from the Via Latina},
  author={H. Gregory Snyder},
  journal={Journal of Early Christian Studies},
  pages={157 - 195}
This article treats an early Christian inscription held in the Capitoline Museum known as NCE 156. Existing arguments for an Antonine date (138-192 C.E. ) are reconsidered and strengthened. Earlier studies of the inscription have convincingly demonstrated its Christian character and this paper extends that discussion still further. However, arguments for the Christian character of the inscription have elided its debt to an established body of Hellenistic funeral poetry. An ancient reader would… CONTINUE READING

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