Gravestone for German Man in Latin

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 18 October 2017
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This is a 6th century CE gravestone for a German man named Leo. The text is in Latin. (Translation of the text into English: "In this tomb rests in peace Leo of good memory. He lived for 52 years. He died the day before the Ides of October.") By the 6th century CE, Latin spelling was affected by Germanic pronunciation due to migrations and invasions by Germanic peoples. (Römisch-Germanisches Museum, Cologne)

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2017, October 18). Gravestone for German Man in Latin. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7457/gravestone-for-german-man-in-latin/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Gravestone for German Man in Latin." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 18, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7457/gravestone-for-german-man-in-latin/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Gravestone for German Man in Latin." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Oct 2017. Web. 23 Oct 2021.