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Grave for a Leader of the Merchants (undated) Apameia Kelainai - Phrygia


Apameia Kelainai (Phrygia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map)
IGR IV 796 = IPhrygR 309 = PHI 272502  = ID# 6111

 undated

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Apphia, mother of Papias, made the tomb from her own resources for her son Hesychos, leader of the merchants (enporiarchēs).  His companions (synbiōtai; i.e. likely members of a merchant association) and thirty-two others were anxious (to remember him).  Farewell good hero!

Written/translated by: Harland



Ἀπφία Παπίου μήτηρ | Ἡσύχῳ ἐνποριάρχῃ | τέκνῳ κὲ αἱαυτῇ {ἑαυτῇ} | ἐποίησε τὸ ἡρῷον || ἐκ τῶν ἰδίων, σπου|δασάντων κὲ τῶν | συνβιωτῶν κὲ λβʹ ἄλ̣λων | ἥρως χρηστὲ χαῖρε.

Item added: November 16, 2012
Item modified: December 4, 2015
ID number: 6111
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