wembree at neb.rr.com
Tue Jul 19 11:46:22 EDT 2005
Blake & All:
I had sent this to Jim privately because I thought the thread was dead.
There is a work in progress that seeks to make various inscriptions
available on-line. I thought someone had pointed to this earlier?
These are summarized on http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/abbreviations/
then click on the "Abbreviations in Latin Inscriptions"
For "vt" under "All inscriptions" are: V(ivus) T(itus), v(ixi)t, v(o)t(o),
If you go to the Frankfurt link and look up vivus titus or vixit, it gives
you a myriad of tombstone inscriptions that have VT before them.
For example: V(ivus) T(itus) Cocceius T(iti) l(ibertus) Papa
Or: v(ixi)t annis XXXXIIII (sic--yes this is what is on the
tombstone--apparently the mason is paid by the letter?)
Hope this helps.
Warren C. Embree
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