Marcus Valerius Maximus
Priest and astrologer of Milan.
Biography of Marcus Valerius Maximus
- Marcus Valerius Maximus was a brother.
- Active c. 2nd – 3rd century in Mediolanum, Italia.
Marcus Valerius Maximus, priest of the invincible sun god Mithras, scholar of astrology, for himself and his wife Severia A. He built a sepulchre for his family at Mediolanum in Cisalpine Gaul, dating to the third century, or the second half of the second.
Slab of the astrologer Maximus of Milan
Marcus Valerius Maximus records in this inscription his knowledge of astrology as well as the name of his wife.
M(arcus) Valeri[us] / Maximu[s] / sacerdo[s] / d(ei) S(olis) i(nvicti) M(ithrae) / stu[di(osus)] / astrologia[e] / sibi et / Severiae Apr[.] / uxori. / H(oc) m(onumentum) h(eredes) n(on) [s(equetur)].
Marcus Valerius Maximus, priest of the invincible sun god Mithras, scholar of astrology, for himself and his wife Severia Apr[---]. This monument is not part of the heritage.