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Donation of a Grave to a Guild of Workers (I-II CE) Lamos area (?) - Cilicia

Lamos area (?) (Cilicia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), I-II CE
Gilbert Dagron and Dennis Feissel, Inscriptions de Cilicie (Travaux et mémoires du Centre de Recherche d’Histoire et Civilisation de Byzance 4; Paris: de Boccard, 1987) 89-91 (no. 46) = SEG 37 (1987), no. 1350 = PHI 285595 = AGRW ID# 13503
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1014


Cylindrical base, now in the Adana museum (provenance uncertain; 78 x 70 cm).

Metereine, a wise woman who loves her husband, prepared the memorial together with the funerary altar for the guild (synergion) of workers (operarii).  She loves her children.  This was done when Heraklitos was president (prostatēs) . .

Translation by: Harland

Μητερείνη σώφρων ǀ καὶ φίλανδρος τὸ μνηǀμεῖον σὺν τῷ βωμῷ ǀ τῷ συνεργίῳ τῶν ὀπεǀǀραρίων ἐχαρίσατο, ǀ ἡ φιλότεκνος, προστατοῦ[ν]ǀτος Ἡρακλίτ[ου] ǀ Ι[․․․]

Item added: June 19, 2013
Item modified: November 13, 2020
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