Thursday, October 18, 2018


Request from the Front Lines

Letter from the decurion Masclus to his commanding officer Flavius Cerialis (Vindolanda Tablets III, 628 = inv. no. 93.1544, excerpt; tr. Alan K. Bowman and J. David Thomas):
My fellow soldiers have no beer. Please order some to be sent.

ceruesam commilitiones
non habunt quam
rogo iubeas mitti
On habunt see J.N. Adams, "The New Vindolanda Writing-Tablets," Classical Quarterly 53.2 (November, 2003) 530-575 (at 544-545).

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