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Grave of Apollonios with Fine Payable to Gardeners (212-300 CE) Hierapolis - Phrygia

Hierapolis (Phrygia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 212-300 CE
IHierapP 25 = PHI 268790 = AGRW ID# 10578
Copenhagen Inventory info: 188


Coffin (sarcophagus) located in front of IHierapP 23 (involving water-mill engineers). The inscription begins on the pediment of the front cover, facing south (A) and continues on the short side of the sarcophagus, facing south (B).

(A) Living.  This grave and the area around it belong to Marcus Aurelius Apollonios son of Marcus.  Apollonios will be buried in it.   His wife, Aurelia Paliane will be buried in it.  His daughter, Aurelia Marciane wife of Marcianus will be buried in it.  (B) His son-in-law, Marcus Aelius Marcianus will be buried in it.   But it is not lawful for another to bury someone or to be buried in it, unless the ones written above want to bury someone.  The one who does something contrary to this will pay a fine of 1000 denarii to the most revered guild (ergasia) of gardeners (kēpourgoi) and 300 denarii to the one who reveals the violation.  A copy of this inscription was stored.

Translation by: Harland

(A) ζ[ῇ]. αὕτη | ἡ σορὸς καὶ ὁ πε|ρὶ αὐτὴν τόπος Μάρκου Α[ὐρ](ηλίου) Ἀ̣|πολλωνίου τοῦ Μάρκου, ἐν ᾗ κη||δευθήσεται αὐτὸς ὁ Ἀπολλώνιος· | κηδευθήσεται δὲ ἡ γυνὴ | αὐτοῦ Αὐρηλία Παλιανή· κη|δευθήσεται δὲ καὶ ἡ θυγάτηρ̣ | αὐτοῦ Αὐρηλία Μαρκιανὴ τοῦ | Μαρκιανοῦ· (B) κηδευθήσεται | καὶ ὁ γα̣μ̣β̣ρὸς αὐτοῦ Μάρ̣κος Α[ἰ]||[λί]ου Μαρκιανός· ἑτέρῳ δὲ οὐκ ἔξεσται | κηδεῦσε τινὰ ἢ κηδευθῆναι ἐκτὸς ἢ | βουληθήσονται οἱ προγεγραμμένοι κηδε<ῦ>|σε τινά· ὁ δὲ ὑπεναντίον πυήσας {ποιήσας} ἀποτίσει | τῇ σεμνοτάτῃ ἐργασίᾳ τῶν κηπο<υ>ργῶν δηνάρι||α χίλια καὶ τῷ μηνύσαντι δηνάρια τριακόσια. ταυτῆς | τῆς ἐπιγραφῆς τὸ ἀντίγραφον αὐτοῦ ἀπόκιται.

Item added: February 15, 2013
Item modified: October 18, 2020
ID number: 10578
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