Cenotaph of Marcus Caelius

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Carole Raddato
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published on 06 February 2017

Cenotaph of Marcus Caelius, 1st centurion of Legio XVIII who fell in the war of Varus, the Battle in the Teutoburg Forest in 9 CE. (LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn)

Inscription: "To Marcus Caelius, son of Titus, of the Lemonian district, from Bologna, first centurion of the eighteenth legion. 53½ years old. He fell in the Varian War. His bones may be interred here. Publius Caelius, son of Titus, of the Lemonian district, his brother, erected (this monument).



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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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