Our neighborhood has a historic marker that is not listed in any of the guide books. We hadn’t noticed it until recently, and it is not far from a grocery store where we frequently shop. It is a boundary marker for the city of Rome that Emperor Claudius established in 49 AD.
The inscription on the stone has been translated into several languages and is posted above the marker. In English, it says:
Boundary mark Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (the Emperor Claudius) son of Drusus, High Priest, acclaimed emperor in the 9th tribunate, for the 16th time Consul, for the 4th time Censor, Father of the Fatherland, after having increased the territory of the people of Rome, he extended their city’s confines, here marked by the 14th boundary stone. A.D. XLIX A.C.
We’ve learned a lot about Rome that the normal visitor would not have the opportunity to learn.