Se trata de una inscripcion hallada en las termas de Stabia en la que dos duunviros realizan una locacion para diversas construcciones que son financiadas ex ea pequnia quod eos e lege in luidos aut in monumento consumere
. Segun Pobjoy, M.: <<Building Inscriptions in Republican Italy: Evergetism, Responsability and Civic Virtue>>, en Cooley, A.
the real colonists, the real producers of wealth, first boldly informed the drones of the hive, the mere 'fruges consumere
nati' that the latter were but drones, and that they were the men by whose labour and industry alone the colony would prosper.
This reading is supported by Tucker's excellent observation that the word consomme in the eighth verse of sonnet 3 should be read as involving both consumere
(to consume, destroy) and consumare (to perfect, complete, consummate).24 The consumption of Rome by time is also its consummation or completion: it is in this completion that Rome is revealed to be what it is, something that has persisted over time, vastly metamorphosing rather than simply perishing.
Consu = is probably intended to be expanded as some form of consumere
(consume, destroy), while confu= seems to call for a form of confundere (confuse, confound, perplex), both of which occur in a number of appropriate biblical texts (e.g., Num.
O verbo consumir, do latim consumere
, traz consigo Eros e Thanatos, Apolo e Dionisio, vida e morte, gloria e infortunio.