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Correspondence of Verecundus: tablets 210-212

From Alan Bowman and David Thomas, Vindolanda: the Latin writing tablets London: Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, 1983, pp. 183

There are two letters addressed to a prefect named Iulius Verecundus (210, 211) and a third, of which we have only the opening, very probably belongs with this small group (212). 154.1-3, which is probably to be assigned to Period 2, attests Iulius Verecundus as prefect of the First Cohort of Tungrians and 313, which is written by the same hand as 313, a letter to Cassius Saecularis, refers to a prefect named Verecundus. It is overwhelmingly probable that the recipient of these three letters is the same Verecundus. If so, the balance of probability is that he was at Vindolanda in Period 2.

In none of these letters is the content well enough preserved to give us anything of real substance but what does survive suggests that they were all written by people of similar rank.

It should be noted that 302 is a letter probably addressed to a slave of Verecundus; this is likely to be the same Iulius Verecundus. 326 (a third person reference), 455 (a draft letter?) and 457 (an address to the wife or a slave of Verecundus?) may relate to the same person, but the cognomen, which is all we have in these texts, is very common. See also 385, which may have the remains of an address to a Verecundus, and 283.2 note.

Correspondence of Verecundus: tablets 210-212

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