Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Grave of Oplonos with Fines Payable to a Neighborhood (undated) Termessos - Pisidia

Termessos (Pisidia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), undated
TAM III 348 = PHI 280453 = AGRW ID# 9855


Coffin (sarcophagus; 106 x 213 x 106 cm). The fact that the owners of a grave needed a continuing group that would help to ensure protection of the grave suggests that this neighborhood is an ongoing neighborhood-association with some degree of structure.

Marcus Aurelius Artemon Oplonos prepared the coffin for himself, for his caring mother-in-law Ma, and for his son Neikias only.  But no one else is permitted to open it or to bury anyone in it.  If someone does this, he will be liable to pay 500 denarii to the neighborhood of Achilleus Ieter.

Translation by: Harland

[Μᾶ]ρ̣(κος) [Α]ὐ̣ρ̣[ή]λι[ο]ς Ἀρτέμων Οπλωνος τὴν σωματοθήκην ἑαυτῶ κὲ τῆ προενούση | α[ὐ]το[ῦ] πενθερᾶ Μᾶ κα̣ὶ τ[ῶ] υἱῶ αὐτο̣[ῦ] Ν̣εικία μόνυς· ἑτέρω [δὲ οὐκ ἐ]ξ̣έ̣σται ἀνο̣ῖξαι [ἢ] ἐπιθάψαι τινά, | ἐπεὶ ὑποκεισθή|σεται τῆ γειτονι||άσει Ἀχιλλέ|ως Ἰη̣τῆ<ρ>ος | (δην.) φʹ.

Item added: January 21, 2013
Item modified: December 10, 2015
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