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[197] Family Grave with Fines for Violation Payable to the Porters (150-200 CE) Smyrna - Ionia


Smyrna (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map)
AGRW 197 = ISmyrna 204 = IGRR IV 1459 = PHI 255205  = ID# 1447

 ca. 150-200 CE

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Slab of marble found on the slope of mount Pagus, now in the Epigraphical Museum in Athens (31 x 25 x 5 cm).

Publius Aelius Nikostratos prepared the grave for himself, his wife, his children, their descendents, and house slaves. It is not lawful for anyone to sell or to transfer ownership of the grave. But if anyone does these things, he will pay 250 denarii to the porters around “the jug” (likely a topographical nick-name). A copy of this inscription is stored in the archive in Smyrna

Written/translated by: Harland



Πό. Αἴ(λιος) Νεικόστρατος̣ | κατεσκεύασε τὸ μνη|μεῖον αὐτῷ καὶ τῇ γυναι|κὶ καὶ τοῖς τέκνοις καὶ ἐ||γόνοις αὐτῶν καὶ θρέμ|ασι· καὶ μηδενὶ ἐξὸν εἶ|ναι πωλῆσαι μήτε ἐξ|αλλοτριῶσαι. εἰ δέ τις | παρὰ ταῦτα ποήσει, ἀπο||τείσει τοῖς φορτηγοῖς|τοῖς περὶ τὸν βεῖκον | * σν'. τούτου δὲ τὸ | ἀντίγραφον ἀπό|κειται εἰς τὸ ἐν Σ||μύρνῃ ἀρχεῖον.

Item added: December 31, 2011
Item modified: December 8, 2015
ID number: 1447
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