Crypt of Lucina

[section of the crypt of Lucina] Title traditionally given to the most ancient section of the catacomb of Saint Callistus, Rome. According to a theory of De Rossi now generally accepted, based on "Annals" of Tacitus, XIII, 32, Lucina was the baptismal name of the wife of Aulus Plautius, Pomponia Graecina, who was accused of holding a foreign superstition but was pronounced innocent when tried by her husband. She was the donor of a crypt. A tomb of a member of her family with an inscription of the 3rd century confirms the theory of De Rossi.

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