C. Marius Maior was procurator of Provincia Dacia and Consilium Trium Daciarum member.
Gaius Marius Maior was born in Castrum Potaissa, the ancient roman fortress and headquarter of the Legio V Macedonica in Dacia Porolissensis.
Married with Ti. Iulia Tutrix, he lived until a.d. XIII Kal. Iun. ‡ L. Arminio Ti. Galerio cos. ‡ MMDCCLX a.u.c. in Oppidum Bucurestium and was very active in the social and economic life of the province.
His best friend and brother in arms T. Iulius Sabinus always considered him the model of a roman patrician.
Dis Manibus C. Marius Maior / MMDCCXVIII a.U.c - MMDCCLX a.U.c -- Lt.col. (r) MARIUS MAXIM / 1965 - 2007
- Exegi monumentum aere perennius
- regalique situ pyramidum altius,
- quod non imber edax, non Aquilo inpotens
- possit diruere aut innumerabilis
- annorum series et fuga temporum.
- Non omnis moriar multaque pars mei
- uitabit Libitinam; usque ego postera
- crescam laude recens, dum Capitolium
- scandet cum tacita uirgine pontifex.
- Dicar, qua uiolens obstrepit Aufidus
- et qua pauper aquae Daunus agrestium
- regnauit populorum, ex humili potens
- princeps Aeolium carmen ad Italos
- deduxisse modos. Sume superbiam
- quaesitam meritis et mihi Delphica
- lauro cinge uolens, Melpomene, comam.
- I have created a monument more lasting than bronze,
- And higher than the royal site of the pyramids,
- Which neither harsh rains nor the wild North wind
- Can erode, nor the countless succession of years
- And the flight of the seasons.
- I will not entirely die! and a large part of me will avoid the grave.
- Constantly renewed, I will grow in the eyes of posterity,
- So long as the Pontifex and the solemn Vestal visit the Capitoline.
- Where the river Aufidus roars, and where Daunus in the dry summers, ruled
- his rural folk,
- I, risen to greatness from humble beginnings, will be renowned
- As the first to adapt the Aoelian verses to Italian meters.
- Take the well-deserved pride, Melpomene,
- And freely grant me the wreath of Apollo for my crown.
- L. Arminio Ti. Galerio cos. ‡ MMDCCLX a.u.c.
- Procurator Provincia Dacia
- from Fr. Apulo C. Laenate cos. ‡ MMDCCLVIII a.u.c.