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Grave of Achaikos with Mention of Honors by the Synod of Instructors (I CE) Smyrna - Ionia

Smyrna (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), I CE
ISmyrna 215 = GIBM IV 1030 = CIG 3376 = PHI 255586 = AGRW ID# 10251
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1330


Slab of marble with moulding at the top, now in the British museum, inv.1902,0214.1 (43 x 36-38 x 9 cm). An association of instructors (παιδευταί) is also attested at Ephesos (see IEph 1162, 2065, 3068). Achaikos is evidently Secundus' son who had predeceased his father.

Publius Petronius Secundus prepared the memorial for himself, for his wife, and for his children.  Publius Petronius Achaikos (i.e. a son who predeceased his father) has been honoured with decrees and has been crowned with a gold crown by the elders’ organization (gerousia), by the youths (neoi) of Mimnermeion, and by the synod (synodos) of instructors (paideutai).  Farewell Achaikos!

Translation by: Harland

Πό(πλιος) Πετρώνιος Σεǀκοῦνδος τὸ μνημεῖǀον ἑαυτῷ καὶ γυναικὶ ǀ καὶ τέκνοις. Πό(πλιος) Πετρώǀǀνιος Ἀχαϊκὸς τειμηǀθεὶς ψηφίσμασιν καὶ ǀ στεφανωθεὶς χρυσέǀῳ στεφάνῳ ὑπὸ γερουǀσίας, νέων Μιμνερμείου, ǀǀ παιδευτῶν συνόδου· ǀ Ἀχαϊκὲ χαῖρε.

GIBM IV 1030.
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Item added: January 30, 2013
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