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[31c] Grave of Hippomachos Prepared by Butchers (II-I BCE) Tanagra - Boeotia


Tanagra (Boeotia, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map)
AGRW 31c (based on an old reading) = Marchand 2015, 258 (no. 5; new reading) = IG VII 687 (old reading) = PHI 144166  = ID# 4501

 II-I BCE

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Badly worn slab of beige marble (79 x 38.5 x 9.5 cm). Now in Skhimatari Museum (inv. 1569). The new, improved reading below (based on autopsy) is that of Marchand. An individual butcher is attested in another grave from Tanagra, dating ca. 200 BCE: Ἀγάθων μάγιρος (IG VII 1562).

Farewell, Hippomachos! The butchers (mageiroi) who sacrifice together (synthytai) buried him.

Translation by: Harland



Ἱππόμαχε | χῆρε· | οὗτον ἔθαψ[α]ν | τὺ σ̣ουνθύ̣τη̣ τὺ μάγ̣ιρυ̣.

Item added: October 23, 2012
Item modified: February 25, 2016
ID number: 4501
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