Aphrodisias in Late Antiquity 2004

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164. Epitaph of Philosophia



cross ἐτελιώθι κ(αὶ) ἀνεπάη ὁ μακ[άριος] ὁ κη(δεστής)
μου Ἀρ(ι)στόλαος [ἰ]νδ(ικτίωνος) α´, μη(νὸς) β´, ιδ´ ἡμέ(ρᾳ) [?πρώ]τῃ cross
cross ἀνεπάη δὲ κ(αὶ) ἡ τρισεύμοιρος ἡ μακαρ(ία)
ἡ γεναμέ(νη) κυρὰ τῶν ὧδε, ἡ κηδεστρία μου
5 Θεοδωρήτα ἰνδ(ικτίωνος) δ´, μη(νὸς) δ´, ιγ´ ἡμέ(ρᾳ) ἕκτῃ cross
cross ἐτέχθη ἡ κυρὰ Φιλοσοφία ἡ θυγάτηρ
μὲν Ἀριστολάου κ(αὶ) Θεοδωρήτας τῶν μα-
καρ(ίων), γαμε(τὴ) δὲ γεναμέ(νη) γνησία ἐμοῦ Ἰωάννου
Φιλαδέλφου, ἰνδ(ικτίωνος) ιε´, μη(νὸς) δ´, ε´, ὑπ(ατείας) Ῥουστικίου, καὶ
10 ἔζησεν, ἐξεβίου <ου> ἄχρι ἰνδ(ικτίωνος) ιδ´, μη(νὸς) ζ´, κ´, ἡμέ(ρα)
τετράδι, βασιλίας τοῦ θ[ι]οτά(του) κ(αὶ) εὐσεβε(στάτου) ἡμῶν
δεσπό(του) Φλ(αουίου) Ἰουστινια[ν]οῦ ἔτους κε´, μ(ε)τ(ὰ) ὑπ(ατείαν) Φλ(αουίου) Βασι(λίου)
ἔτους ι´. χρὴ οὖν εἰδένε τοὺς ζῶντας ὡς
ἔζησεν ἡ μακαρί[α] Φιλοσοφία τὰ πά(ντα) ἔτη
15 κθ´ μῆ(νας) β´, ἡ[μέ(ρας) ?ιε´. δεχ]έσθω οὖν αὐτῶ(ν) τὰ ψυχία
[?ὁ Θ(εό)ς, κ(αὶ)] ἐῶ[να] ταῖς ψυχε͂ς αὐτῶν
vac. χαρίσε cross


Aristolaus, my father-in-law, of blessed memory, died and entered his rest in indiction 1, month 2, day 14, a [?Sun]day (or [?Fri]day.)

The thrice fortunate, of blessed memory, who was lady of these here, my mother-in-law, Theodoreta, also entered her rest in indiction 4, month 4, day 13, a Friday.

The lady Philosophia, the daughter of Aristolaus and Theodoreta of blessed memory, who became acknowledged wife to me, John Philadelphus, was born in indiction 15. month 4, day 5, in the consulate of Rusticius and lived her full span until indiction 14. month 7, day 20, a Wednesday, year 25 of the reign of our most sacred and pious master. Flavius Justinian, and year 10 after the consulate of Flavius Basilius. So the living should know that Philosophia, of blessed memory, lived in all 29 years, 2 months, [?15] days. So may [God] receive their souls, [and] grant eternity to their spirits.


l.10. ἐξεβίου Reinach, ἐξ ἐκείνου Grégoire.

l.15. εσθ(ου)ν Reinach wrote [Δεχ]έσθω θ(εὸ)ς ὀ͂ν, but Grégoire's[Δεχ]έσθω ὀ͂ν seems preferable.

l.16. [καὶ ζωὴν εἰς Reinach:ὁ θ(εὸ)ς κ(αὶ)] Grégoire.


Photograph of squeeze by M. H. Martin, Collège de France.


See discussion at IX.30.







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