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Grave Prepared by Asklepiasts and Asians for Memnon (237 CE) Thessalonike - Macedonia

Thessalonike (Macedonia, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), 237/238 CE
IThessN II.13 = IG X,2.1 480 = AÉ (2006), no. 1276 = SEG 56 (2006), no. 812 = PHI 137663 = AGRW ID# 15511


Funerary altar with heavy damage (62 x 43 x 9 cm). The honoree may be a member of two different associations, the Asklepiasts and the Asians, or the patron of both.

The worship-association (thrēskia) of Asklepios-devotees (Asklēpiastai) and of the Bacchic-assembly (Bakcheion) of Asians (Asianoi) of Veiento set this up for Memnon, the reed-pipe player (kalamaulēs), as a memorial.  Cassia Antigona set this up for Memnon in the 385th year (of the provincial era).

Translation by: Harland

[Θ]ρησκία τ̣ῶν Ἀσκληπιαστ̣ῶν κ̣αὶ β̣[ακ]|[χ(ε)]ίου Ἀσιανῶν Βειέντορος Μέμν[ονι] | [τῷ] κ̣αλαμαύλῃ μνίας χάριν | Κασσία̣ || Ἀντιγόνα | Μέμ̣νον̣ι̣ | [ἔτου]ς επτ΄.

Item added: April 5, 2014
Item modified: April 1, 2016
ID number: 15511
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