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  • 1 Eötvös Loránd Universität, Lehrstuhl für Latinistik H-1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 6-8/A
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In my paper I scrutinize the vocabulary of the famous epitaph CLE 558, cut on the front side of a sarcophagus, found near Aquincum of Pannonia in 1868. The Latin text of the epitaph consists of 7 lines; in the first 5 lines the deceased woman, Veturia talks to the passers-by; the last two lines inform the reader that Fortunatus set up the sarcophagus to his wife. In the text of the inscription the woman professes to be unicuba uniiuga. The text of the inscription is written in hexameter. Some scholars say that the versification of the poem is incorrect because its author did not know the prosody. In my opinion the author did not want to write correct hexameters; his aim was to put the words unicuba uniiuga in the middle. The sarcophagus dates back to the 2th century AD.