Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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[144] Grave Prepared by Children and Members of a Brotherhood (undated) Thyatira - Lydia

Thyatira (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), undated
AGRW 144 = TAM V 1148 = PHI 264579 = AGRW ID# 819


Slab found in a private home in the vicinity of Kennez. The term phratores (cf. phratra) was a term used in Lydia for an association, here translated “brotherhood.”

The children and the members of the brotherhood (phratores) set up this monument. If anyone knocks down or vandalizes this monument, the gods will not be gracious to them or to their children, nor will the earth bear fruit for the offender.

Translation by: Harland

ταύτην τὴν στήλην | ἔστησαν οἱ υἱοὶ καὶ οἱ | φράτορες. ταύτην | ὃς ἂν καθέλῃ ἢ ἀδι|κήσῃ, μήτε οἱ θεοὶ || ἵλεως αὐτῷ γένοι[ν]|το, μήτε τέκνων [ὄνη]|σις μήτε γῆ καρπο[φόρος].

Item added: December 1, 2011
Item modified: December 4, 2015
ID number: 819
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