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the lapis Pollae should rather be classified among the so-called tabulae triumphales: inscriptions published by successful magistrates, listing their achievements In section 3, I provide a new historical setting for the actions of the magistrate, suggesting that they took place in Sicily in the 150s
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  • the lapis Pollae should rather be classified among the so-called tabulae triumphales: inscriptions published by successful magistrates, listing their achievements
  • In section 3, I provide a new historical setting for the actions of the magistrate, suggesting that they took place in Sicily in the 150s–140s bc
  • In section 1, I argue that the lapis is a tabula triumphalis.
  • I argue that the reassessment of the relationship between the lapis and a milestone pertaining to the same road allows to set a precise terminus ante quem for the lapis: 131 bc
  • although the indication of the mileage may also have fulfilled some practical purposes, it is first and foremost an organic part of the celebration; as so often in Roman literature, numbers are used to impress

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