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Grave of Fabric-dealers (II-III CE) Akmoneia area [Eumeneia] - Phrygia

Akmoneia area [Eumeneia] (Phrygia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), II-III CE
MAMA IV 349 = PHI 269790 = AGRW ID# 11107


Funerary altar of limestone (85 x 53 x 42 cm). No guild is explicitly mentioned here, but it is possible that Lucius shared the same occupation and that these were members of a guild. It is also unclear whether these were literal "brothers" or whether this is a case of sibling terminology being used among those of a common profession. Eumeneia was located about 40km south of Akmoneia.

Lucius set this up for Meliton and Tatianos, brothers (adelphoi), fabric-dealers (ōthoniopōlai; or: tissue-dealers), from Antioch on the Maeander, as a memorial.

Translation by: Harland

Λώκιος <Μ>ελίτωνι καὶ Τα|τιανῶ ἀδελφοῖς ὠθονιοπ|ώλαι<ς> Ἀντιοχέ<σ>ιν ἀπὸ Μαν[οπε]|δίου μνείας χάριν.

Item added: February 25, 2013
Item modified: December 4, 2015
ID number: 11107
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