Claudiopolis (Bithynia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 134 CE
= PHI 279444
= ID# 13216
Pillar of marble found in 1983, now in a private garden in Bolu (137 x 38 cm; letter height: 3 cm).
You are looking down at me, a dead person who died young. I was called Saturninus, a bacchic dancer (orchēstēs) who pleased great cities. Now I lie in the dirt of my homeland, having sailed through twelve years twice and unable to reach out my hands to my parents.
Translation by: Harland
ὠκύμορον καθορᾷς με | νεκύν, Σατουρνῖνος δ’ ἐ|καλούμην, | Βαχχικὸς ὀρ|χηστὴς ἀρέσας πόλεσίν || τε μεγίσταις. | κεῖμαι δ’ ἐν | γαίῃ πατρίᾳ δὶς δώδεχ’ ἔ|τη διαπλῆσας | μήτε γο|νεῦσιν ἐμοῖς χεῖρας ὀρε|ξάμενος.
Item added: June 4, 2013
Item modified: December 3, 2015
ID number: 13216
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Category: 3) Asia Minor
, b) Bithynia
, Epigram / poem
, f) 2nd century CE
, Funerary text
, h) Groups of performers, athletes, or gladiators
, k) New documents (not in AGRW book)