Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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[151] Grave of a Judean Family Mentioning the People of the Judeans (161-200 CE) Hierapolis - Phrygia

Hierapolis (Phrygia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), ca. 161-200 CE
AGRW 151 = IJO II 206 = IHierapJ 69 = PHI 271685 = AGRW ID# 1185


Limestone coffin (sarcophagus) on the east side of the street in the northern necropolis.

The grave and the burial ground beneath it together with the base and the place belong to Aurelia Glykonis, daughter of Ammianos, and her husband Marcus Aurelius Alexandros Theophilos, also known as Aphelias, of the Judeans.  They will be buried in it, but no one else is allowed to be buried in it.  If this is violated, the guilty one will pay a fine of 1000 denarii to the people (laos) of the Judeans.  A single copy of this inscription was stored in the archives.

Translation by: Harland

ἡ σορὸς καὶ τὸ ὑπὸ α[ὐτὴν θ]έ[μ]α σὺν τῷ βαθρικῷ [καὶ] ǀ ὁ τόπος Αὐρελίας Γλυκωνίδος Ἀμμειανοῦ καὶ τ[οῦ] ǀ ἀνδρὸς αὐτῆς Μ. Αὐρ. Ἀλεξάνδρου Θεοφίλου, ἐπίκλην ǀ Ἀφελίου, Ἰουδαίων, ἐν ᾗ κηδευθ[ή]σονται αὐτοί, ἑτέρῳ δὲ οὐǀǀδενὶ ἐξέσται κηδεῦσαι ἐν αὐτῇ τινα· εἰ δὲ μή, ἀποτείσαι τῷ λαῷ ǀ τῶν Ἰουδαίων προστείμου ὀνό[μ]ατι δηνάρια χείλια. ταύτης τῆς ǀ ἐπιγραφῆς ἀπλοῦν ἀ[ν]τίγραφον ἀπετέθη εἰς τὰ ἀρχῖα.

AGRW 151: Family grave with fines payable to the “People of the Judeans.”
© Philip A. Harland 2012.

Item added: December 4, 2011
Item modified: December 4, 2015
ID number: 1185
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