Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Grave of Arellius and Arellia with a Plot for the Bed Builders (undated) Ephesos - Ionia

Ephesos (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), undated
IEph 2213 = ITrall, p. 217 (no. 3*) = Waltzing, no. 175 = PHI 249901 = AGRW ID# 8602
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1496


Coffin (sarcophagus) decorated with a relief of a bull-head and fruit. Find-spot in unknown; later in Tralles. See below for the drawing by Papakonstantinou. This mention of the burial plot is among the few cases from Asia Minor of a common grave for association members.

Coffin of Appius Arellius Diodochos, Arellia daughter of Menodoros, who takes care of it (?), and Athenagoras son of Obrimos—still living—who dedicated the burial–plot to the guild (synergasia) of bed–builders (klinopigoi = klinopēgoi ?).

Translation by: Harland

Ἀππίου Ἀρελλίου ǀ Διαδόχου ǀ Ἀρελλία Μηνοδώρου ǀ κήδεται ǀǀ καὶ Ἀθηναγόρου Ὀβρίμου· ǀ ζῶσιν· καθιερωσάντων συνερǀγασίᾳ κλεινοπι<γ>ῶν κλῆρον.

IEph 2213: Drawing by M. Pappakonstantinou, Ἁι Τράλλεις· ήτοι Συλλογὴ Τραλλιανῶν ἐπιγραφῶν (Athens: M. Pappakonstantinou, 1895), plates (no. 84).
Public domain.

Item added: December 21, 2012
Item modified: November 6, 2020
ID number: 8602
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