Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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[272] Painted Grave of a Soldier from Thyatira (early II BCE) Sidon - Syria and Phoenicia

Sidon (Syria and Phoenicia, Greater Syria and the East — Pleiades map), early II BCE
AGRW 272 = Th. Macridy “A travers les necropoles sidoniennes.” Revue biblique 13 (1904), 549-550 (B) = Gustave Mendel, Catalogue des sculptures grecques, romaines et byzantines (Constantinople: En vent au, 1912-14), 263-264 (no. 104)  = AGRW ID# 1889


Slab of limestone. The painting depicts a standing soldier with helmet, shield, and lance.

The companions (hetairoi) set this up for Hekataios son of Menogenes, the Thyatiran. Farewell courageous Hekataios!

Translation by: Harland

Ἐκατ[αι]ον Μηνογένου | θεατει[ρην]ὸν οἱ ἑταῖροι | Ἐκατα[ῖε χρ]ηστὲ | χ[αῖρε].

Item added: June 15, 2012
Item modified: April 14, 2015
ID number: 1889
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