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Grave (frag.) of Apollonides the Leather-cutter (II-III CE) Thyatira - Lydia


Thyatira (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map)
SEG 41 (1991), no. 1033 = PHI 277547  = ID# 12972

 II-III CE

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In this very fragmentary grave epigram, the deceased speaks in the first person and claims to be the "best of the leather-cutters." The remainder of the inscription is largely lost. A group of leather-cutters that likely formed an ongoing guild is attested in another honorary inscription from Thyatira (TAM V 1002). The man in this grave may or may not have been a member in such a guild.

Too fragmentary to translate.

Written/translated by: Harland



σκυτοτόμων ὄχ’ ἄρι[σ]|τος Ἀπολλωνίδης ἐ[ν]|θάδε κεῖμαι [πα]τρὸ[ς] | τοὔνομ’ ἔχων̣, μ̣ήτη[ρ] || δέ μοι Κυ̣ν̣τ̣[ι]λ̣ί̣α̣ ἐστ[ίν] | [․]ω̣ ὁ ἀδελφός̣ μ̣ου μη[τ]|έ̣ρος τοὔνομ’ ἔχει· ΟΓ̣[—] | γον̣έων̣ Ε̣[․ ․ ․ ․]Χ̣[— — —] | [․․]εμου̣ϲ̣ καὶ ΓΟ[․]ΕΛ̣Γ̣ΥΘ̣[—] || [․ ․ ․]Α[․ ․ ․ ․]π̣α̣ροδ[— — —] | [․]Ο̣ΝΕ̣[․ ․ ․ ․ ․ ․]ΘΑ[․ ․ ․ ․]Ε̣Τ̣[—] | [— — —]Χ̣ΑΡΙ̣[— — —] | [․]Ε̣Α̣ ἐ̣θ̣ή̣κατο [․]ΕΟ[․]Μ̣Ο[․] | [․․]ΜΙ Ι[․․․]Η̣Τ̣[․․]ΣΜΗ[— — —] || [․․․]Τ̣Ο̣Α̣Τ̣Ο κ̣[α]τ̣οιχ̣ομ̣[—] | [․]ΓΙ ΙΟΥ τὸ τέκν̣ον καὶ Ο̣[—] | [․] ὑπὸ σαῖς παλάμαισι̣[ν] | τ̣αῦτα χάριν μνείας ἰς β̣[ί]|ον ἀθάνατον.

Item added: June 6, 2013
Item modified: December 4, 2015
ID number: 12972
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