Kenchreai (Peloponnesos, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), imperial era
AGRW 25 =
IG IV 207
= PHI 27703
= AGRW ID# 2516
The term “cowherd” is sometimes used for a member of an association devoted to the god Dionysos. The male name Apphys seems to be a Lydian name (e.g. TAM V.1 276, 351, 470a); Apphydis would be the female equivalent. Both likely derive from a term of endearment (apphys or appha) used among family members.
For Flavius Troilos Phokas, brother, and for Apphys, (female) cowherd (boukola), as a memorial for the worthy deceased. Farewell.
Translation by: Ascough
Φλάβιοι Τρωίλοι | Φωκαεῖς ἀδελφῷ | καὶ Ἀπφύδι βουκόλᾳ | μνείας χάριν || ἥρως χρηστέ· | χαῖρε.
Item added: August 12, 2012
Item modified: January 19, 2016
ID number: 2516
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