Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

An expanding collection of inscriptions, papyri, and other sources in translation (run by Philip A. Harland)

Grave of Apphianos with a Relief of a Bacchant (255-266 CE) Saittai area [Kula] - Lydia

Saittai area [Kula] (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 256-266 CE
TAM V 297 = IManisa 375 = PHI 263704 = AGRW ID# 12464


Slab of marble with a relief of a bacchant (devotee of the god Dionysos) holding a staff and a snake (104 x 52 x 6 cm). Found at Kula, now in the Manisa museum. The inscription makes no mention of an association but is presented here due to the relief of a bacchant, suggesting the deceased's membership in an association devoted to Dionysos.


Year 340 (of the Sullan era), on the first of the month of Gorpiaios.  Aurelius Apphianos son of Glykon, who lived 43 years and who lived his life appropriately.  Aurelia Faustina, who brought him up, Aurelius Glykon son of Antoninus and Aurelius Antoninus II, who had Apphianos as their own patron, and Aurelius Sokrates, the soldier, all honored him for the sake of memory.

Translation by: Harland


ἔτους τμʹ, μη(νὸς) Γορπιαίου προ|τέρᾳ. Αὐρ. Ἀπφιανὸν Γλύκω|νος ζήσαντα ἔτη μγʹ, ἐν | π<ᾶ>σιν ἀναστραφέντα εὐσ||χήμως {εὐσχημόνως} Αὐρ. Φαυστίνα ἡ θρέ|ψασα καὶ Αὐρ. Γλύκων Ἀντωνί|νου καὶ Αὐρ. Ἀντωνῖνος βʹ τὸν ἴ|διον πάτρωνα καὶ Αὐρ. Σωκρά|της στρατιώτης καὶ οἱ ἴδιοι πάν||τες ἐτείμησαν μνίας χάριν.

Item added: May 17, 2013
Item modified: December 3, 2015
ID number: 12464
Short link address:

Leave a Question, Comment or Correction

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *