History Of Country Region
Another peculiar trait symptomatic of the new times can be seen in the large-scale irruption in the epigraphical formulary of a series of locutions that repropose the atavistic need for the possession and visibility of the final dwelling. Argentina Map The faithful unheard of in the pre-Constantinian era concerned themselves already in their lifetime with assuring a dignified burial for themselves and their relatives: thus reemerged, even in communitarian burial grounds which continued, formally, to be that of Christians the tradition of the tomb of the nobility the cubiculum, often decorated with paintings and furnished with imposing doors to emphasize ownership and to protect exclusivity of use. As a consequence we note the widespread recovery of the formulary repertoire that fixed on the stone the acquisition of the tomb during life and certified its possession: se vivi fecerunt, fecit sibi et suis, Argentina Map se vivo fecit, to which was frequently added the specific kind of burial locus, arcosolium, cubiculum, sar- cophagus, tumulus, memoria, domus, domus aeternalis, and the verbal forms emere and comparare, used either absolutely see ICUR V 13148, 13150, 13613; X 27541, 27542 or in conjunction with the explicit mention of the object of acquisition, the burial ICUR III 8266; V 13113, 13140, 13471, of which not infrequently the location was also indicated ICUR IV 12494 in cymiterium Balbinae in crypta noba; IV 12458 emit sibi et uxori suae Felicitati a Felice fossore in Balbinis basilica locum sub teglata se vibum. Emerging in these formulary contexts in the role of protagonist was the figure of the fossor, whose presence, barely discernible in the pre-Constantinian era and almost exclusively in the production of frescoes e.g., in the so-called cubicles of the sacraments in St. Callistus, assumes, beginning in the first third of the 4th c., an important epigraphical visibility, with a significant concentration from the time of Pope Damasus until the early 5th c., which was the period of maximum development of the cult of the martyrs in the catacombs and of the consequent phenomenon of graves located near venerated tombs Depositio ad sanctos, Argentina Map the most desired and likely the most expensive ICUR II 6077, III 8669; IV 9441, 9924, 12748; VI 17192; VIII 23546; IX 25165; X 27034, 27060. Their activities, expanding well beyond their normal tasks excavation and preparation of graves, came to include the direct management of the sale of graves ICUR II 6077, 6102; IV 12458.