Most Roman tombstones follow a set pattern, so if you are not put off by abbreviations or words spilling over from one line to the next, you can decipher them quite easily.
By studying tombstone inscriptions we can get to know individuals as well as learn about the movement of troops around the Roman Empire.
This short video explains how to interpret a tombstone inscription using a Decoding leaflet which is no longer commercially available, but which contains the same information you can see if you scroll down this page.
You can use this page to help you to translate: clicking on the various sections will take you to the information lists you need .....
There are too many voting tribes and places of birth to list here. In the case of Roman citizens the word before his 3rd name will be his voting tribe (eg POLLIA or PAPIRIA) and the one(s) after his 3rd name will be his birthplace. Both are usually abbreviated, so don't worry if you can't identify them precisely!
CIVIS = citizen or tribesman
PAGO = from the district of ...