Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Grave of a Boy Involving a Family of Gladiators (late imperial era) Smyrna - Ionia

Smyrna (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), late imperial era
ISmyrna 416 = IGladiateurs 240 = IGR IV 1453 = PHI 255490 = AGRW ID# 10505


Slab of grey marble decorated with a relief of a boy with a dog framed by pillars, now in the Rijksmuseum in Leiden (inv. S 710; 55 x 25-27 x 8 cm).

Melitine for her own child.

(relief of a boy and a dog)

His father, Heraklas, prepared the grave together with (?) the family (phamilia) of gladiators (monomachoi) and players (ludarii; likely gladiators of a specific type) of Apellikon for the sake of honor.

Translation by: Harland

Μελιτίνη τέκνῳ ἰδίῳ | Μάρκῳ | καὶ Ἡρακλᾶς ὁ πατὴρ | κατεσκεύασαν συ||νκατενενκάσης | φαμιλίας Ἀπελλίκο|ντος μονομάχων κὲ | λουδαρίων τιμῆς ἕνεκον.

Item added: February 8, 2013
Item modified: December 8, 2015
ID number: 10505
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