Karissima

fif291_1-front-fpxobjiip1-0wid543hei484rgn0-0-0-0118080391-000000001-02361607lngenvtrx1cvtjpeg

I
Cl(audia) · Severá Lepidinae [suae
[sa]l[u]tem
iii Idus Septembr[e]s soror ad diem
sollemnem natalem meum rogó
libenter faciás ut venias
ad nos iucundiorem mihi

II
[diem] interventú tuo facturá si
[.].[c.3]s vacat
Cerial[em t]uum salutá Aelius meus .[
et filiolus salutant vacat
[manu secunda] vacat sperabo te soror
vale soror anima
mea ita valeam
karissima et have

[dorsum]
[manu prima] Sulpiciae Lepidinae
Cerialis
a S[e]vera

(Vindolanda Tablet 291)

Claudia Severa to her Lepidina greetings. On 11 September, sister, for the day of the celebration of my birthday, I give you a warm invitation to make sure that you come to us, to make the day more enjoyable for me by your arrival, if you are present (?). Give my greetings to your Cerialis. My Aelius and my little son send him (?) their greetings. (2nd hand) I shall expect you, sister. Farewell, sister, my dearest soul, as I hope to prosper, and hail. (Back, 1st hand) To Sulpicia Lepidina, wife of Cerialis, from Severa. (tr. Vindolanda Tablets Online)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s