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Funerary Epigram for Lucius Prepared by Friends of the Brotherhood (II CE) Magnesia by Sipylos area [Hyrkanis] - Lydia

Magnesia by Sipylos area [Hyrkanis] (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), II CE
P. Herrmann, "Grabepigramm aus Büyükbelen in Lydien," Arkeoloji Dergisi 5 (1997) 171-174 = SEG 47 (1997), no. 1649 = AGRW ID# 20690


Rectangular block of white marble. Now in the Museum of Manisa. Hyrkanis was located east of Magnesia on the way to Thyateira.

Lucius lies here.  He was killed by a gloomy disease and taken to Hades while young, doomed to a sad ending.  Accomplishing a life of twenty-two years, he always had self-control with everyone.   Even so, this one came to his doom.  The male friends (philoi) who are members of a brotherhood (phratores) honored him for the sake of his eternal memory.

Translation by: Harland

[Λο]ύκιος ἐνθάδε [κεῖ]|τ̣αι, ὃν ἔκτανε νοῦσ[ος] | ἀμειδὴς | καὶ νέον εἰς | Ἀΐδην ἤγαγεν αἰνόμο‖ρον | εἴκοσι καὶ δύ᾿ ἔτη | ζωῆς βίον ἐξανύσαν|τα, | σωφροσύνην αἰεὶ | πᾶσιν ἐνενκάμενον· || τόνδ᾿ ἔτι καὶ μετὰ μοῖραν ‖ | ἐ̣τείμησαν φίλοι ἄν|δρες | φράτορες ἀενάου | μνημοσύνης ἕνεκεν

Item added: December 26, 2015
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