Gravestone for German Man in Latin

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 18 October 2017

This is a 6th century CE gravestone for a German man named Leo. The text is in Latin. (Translation of the text into English: "In this tomb rests in peace Leo of good memory. He lived for 52 years. He died the day before the Ides of October.") By the 6th century CE, Latin spelling was affected by Germanic pronunciation due to migrations and invasions by Germanic peoples. (Römisch-Germanisches Museum, Cologne)



About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and its Communications Director.

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