78 is part of the group formed by
the tombs 77 till 80 and is the oldest one in that group. Neither
of these tombs has an enclosure. They do have, however, biclinia
flanking the entrance. The fronts of these tombs have triangular
Above the entrance of tomb 78 we find
the following inscription on a marble slab:
D . M
TI . CLAVDIVS . EVTYCHUS
CLAVDIAE . MEMNONIDI
CONIVGI . BENE . MERENTI . ET . SIBI
LIBERISQVE . SVIS . FECIT . LIBERTIS .
LIBERTABVSQVE . POSTERISQVE .
EORVM . ITV AMBITVM . H . M . H . N . S .
IN FRONTE . P . XV . IN AGRO . P . XV .
The [monument] was made by Tiberius Claudius
Eutychus for Claudia Memnonis, his very
menial wife, for himself and their children; for their freedmen
and their children [he has made]
the entrance and the enclosure. The monument could not be inherrit.
The length as well as
the width measure 15 Roman feet.
to continue tomb 78)