III 409. Chersonesos. Epitaph with invocation of divinity, IV-V century C.E.

Monument

Type

Panel. 

Material

Limestone. 

Dimensions (cm)

H. 53.5, W. 36.0, Th. 12.0.

Place of Origin

Chersonesos. 

Find place

Sevastopol (Chersonesos). 

Find context

Southeast sector of Chersonesos, necropolis by the Quarantine Bay, medieval wall on the territory of the monastery animal farm. 

Find circumstances

Found in 1905, excavations of K.K. Kostsyushko-Valyuzhinich (НА НЗХТ, д. 14, л. 33, № 281; д. 34, л. 4, № 281). 

Modern location

Sevastopol. 

Institution and inventory

National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesos, 3689. 

Epigraphic field

Position

On the front. 

Lettering

Letters are cut without care, without ruled lines, alpha with slanting crossbar, narrow elongated beta; absence of serifs. 

Letterheights (cm)

2.2

Text

Category

Epitaph. 

Date

IV-V century C.E. 

Dating criteria

Palaeography. 

Editions

Latyshev 1906, 119, № 30; IOSPE I2 576. 

Edition

[Ἰου]λιανὸς Μύρωνος. ἐ[πι-]
[κα]λοῦμε τῷ θεῷ· τίς ἂν vac.
[ἐπ]εβουλεύσατό σοι, μ[ὴ τύχοι]
[τάφ?]ου.

Diplomatic

[...]ΛΙΑΝΟΣ ΜΥΡΩΝΟΣΕ[..-]
[..]ΛΟΥΜΕΤΩΘΕΩΤΙΣΑΝ      
[..]ΕΒΟΥΛΕΥΣΑΤΟΣΟΙΜ[......]
[...]ΟΥ

EpiDoc (XML)

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Commentaries

Coll. Froehner I 55 (= Bull.ép. 1938, 246); Maksimova 1954, 221 (= Bull.ép. 1959, 272); Античная скульптура Херсонеса 1976, № 385; Jordan 1979, 524 (= Bull.ép. 1980, 304). 

 
Apparatus criticus

1: in.: suppl. IOSPE.
1-2: ἐ[πι]|[κα]λοῦμε (= ἐπικαλοῦμαι) suppl. Robert
3: in.: [ἐπ]εβουλεύσατο suppl. Robert
3/4: μ[ὴ τύχοι τάφ?]ου Feissel (per ora), cf. SEG 24, 252: μηδὲ τάφου τοίχῃ; [ἐ]πεβούλευσαι το̃ͅ σόμα[τι | μ]οῦ (ἐπεβούλευσαι = ἐπεβούλευσε, το̃ͅ = τῷ) (по фотографии, опубликованной в: Максимова 1951). Jordan

Translation

[Iou]lianos, (son of) Myron. I call upon the god: whoever should plot against you, [may he not merit a grave].

 

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