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Grave of Epiktetos Prepared by an Association (194 CE) Saittai - Lydia

Saittai (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 194/195 CE
TAM V 88 = PHI 263483 = AGRW ID# 796


Slab of marble decorated with crowns (85 x 44 x 5).

Year 279 (of the Sullan era), 10th of the month of Hyperbertaios.  The association (synbiōsis  = symbiōsis) honored Epictetos, the household steward (oikonomos; i.e. slave with a managing role) of Marcia, who lived well for 23 years.

Translation by: Harland

ἔτ(ους) σοθʹ, μη(νὸς) Ὑπερβερτέ|ου ιʹ. Ἐπίκτητον οἰκο|νόμον Μαρκίας ἐτίμη|σεν ἡ συνβίωσεις || ζή(σαντα) καλῶς ἔτ(η) κγʹ.

Item added: November 25, 2011
Item modified: December 3, 2015
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