Saturday, November 05, 2011

Article: More on the Emperor Quintillus

More on the Emperor Quintillus
http://adrianmurdoch.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/10/more-on-the-emperor-quintillus.html

Adventures in the later Roman Empire

Given the paucity of information on the Emperor Quintillus, I thought it worth giving the one definitive inscription we have of him as emperor, found on a military milestone in . CIL 08,22598/ILS 573 (p133). 

IMP. CAES. M. AU

RELIO CLAUDIO

QUINTILO INVIC

TO PIO FELICI AUG.

PONT. MAXIMO, TR

IB. POTEST., P.P., A COH.

BREUC.

M. P. IIII.

It is worth noting that the Breucorum, the cohort that set up the stone, were from the Danube region.

For those who want more on the emperor and have access to Jstor, is is worth having a look at Tim Barnes, "Some persons in the Historia Augusta," Phoenix 26 (1972) p168-170.