, κενὸς τάφος
, in Virgil
), a cenotaph, i. e. an empty or honorary
tomb. It was erected sometimes as a memorial of a person buried elsewhere
(Verg. A. 3.304
), more often in cases
where the body had not been found for burial at all (Xen. Anab. 6.4
, § 9; Verg. A. 6.505
; App. Mith. 96
. Compare Thuc.
; Eur. Hel. 1057
] Cenotaphia were considered as religiosa,
and therefore divini
till a rescript of the emperors Ant. Pius and Verus
pronounced them not to be so. (Heinecc. Ant. Rom.