Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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[201] Common Grave of a Guild of Flax Workers (II CE) Smyrna - Ionia

Smyrna (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), II CE
AGRW 201 = ISmyrna 218 = W. H. Buckler, "CIG 3304 Revised," JHS 54 (1934) 75–77 = PHI 255722 = AGRW ID# 1461
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1138


Slab of coarse marble, now in the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford

Epaphroditos son of Hapalos and grandson of Perigenes prepared for the association (symbiōsis) of flax–workers (syppinadai) this vault, located on the right hand side for those who approach the tomb.  If anyone has been approved for membership, he will be placed in this vault by the guild (synergasia).

Translation by: Harland

Ἐπαφρόδειτος Ἁπάλǀου τοῦ Περιγένου κατǀεσκε̣ύασεν τῇ συμβιώǀσει τῶν συππινάδων ǀǀ κ̣αμάραν προσερχομένǀῳ ʹν δεξίᾳ χερὶ τῷ ἡρῴῳ. εἰ ǀ τίς ποτ’ ἐδοκιμάσθι, εἰς ǀ ἐκεῖ τεθήσεται ὑπὸ ǀ τῆς συνε̣ργασίας.

ISmyrna 218: Photo from Buckler 1934, 75.
Public domain.

Item added: December 31, 2011
Item modified: November 6, 2020
ID number: 1461
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