Eumachia, daughter of Lucius [Eumachius], a public priestess, in her own name and [in the name] of her son, Marcus Numistrius Fronto, built at her own expense the chalcidicum, the porticus, and the crypta, and dedicated them to Concordia Augusta and to Pietas.

By one route or another you have arrived at the translation. That is great! Congratulations!!

Now our work has really begun. By this I mean that the translation of the inscription is not the end of the exercise, it is the beginning! Now you can begin to look at the building to which this building pertains.

[Note to Latin teachers: Please do not curtail the exercise now that the inscription has been translated. The inscription means little without relating it to the building to which it belongs and to the city of which the building was a part.]

For an analysis of the inscription as it pertains to the building, CLICK HERE.

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