Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Grave of Marcianus Prepared by the Friends (undated) Elaioussa Sebaste area - Cilicia

Elaioussa Sebaste area (Cilicia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), undated
E.L. Hicks, “Inscriptions from Western Cilicia,” JHS 12 (1891) 225–243, at 228-229 (no. 5) = PHI 285710 = AGRW ID# 13383
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1761


Small round slab found in the ruins of the town near the Olbian cave. The friends here are likely an ongoing association.

The friends (philoi) set this up as a memorial for their own . . . benefactor (?). . .  Marcianus son of Menodotos.

Translation by: Harland

Μαρκιανὸν | Μηνοδότου | οἱ φίλοι μνήμ|ης χάριν || τὸν αὑτ<ῶ>ν | [εὐεργέτην(?)] .

Facsimile by Hicks.
Public domain.

Item added: June 19, 2013
Item modified: November 13, 2020
ID number: 13383
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