Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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[219] Grave of a Highpriest Erected by an Association of Friends (undated) Seleukeia on the Kalykadnos - Cilicia


Seleukeia on the Kalykadnos (Cilicia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), undated
AGRW 219 = L. Duchesne, “Les nécropoles chrétiennes de l’Isaurie,” BCH 4 (1880) 195-197 (no. 1) = PHI 285125  = ID# 1542


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Duchesme discusses this inscription in an article on Christian graves, but does not justify the identification of this grave as Christian. This may involve an ongoing association of friends (whether Christian or not).

The friends (philoi) set this up for Apollonios son of Python, the high-priest, for the sake of remembrance.

Translation by: Harland



οἱ φίλοι | Ἀπολλώνιον | Πύθωνος τὸν ἀρχιερέα | μ[ν]ήμης χάρι[ν].

Item added: January 12, 2012
Item modified: January 22, 2016
ID number: 1542
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