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P.185. Ephebic names

Description: Sandstone block (w: 0.65 x h: 0.65 x d: 0.55).
Text: Inscribed on one face, in three hands: i upper left corner; ii upper right corner, with iii below; iv lower edge
Letters: i. 0.04-0.09; ii. 0.04; iii. 0.06; iv. 0.12; lunate epsilon in iii., square omega in the patronymic of iv.

Date: First century BCE to first century CE

Findspot: Ptolemais: Late Baths, Frigidarium (room 6), in the south west corner; found in 1957.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


[--- Λο]ύ̣κιος
[--- Λου]κ̣ίου
[---] ΚΟΥ | [---]
( vac. 1) (ἔτους) α´ Ε- | [---]


[---]ΚΟΥ | [---]
   L ΑΕ | [---]

i.1: ]ΝΚΙΟΣ Kraeling, 1962
iv: ]ΑΡΧΟΣ[ Kraeling, 1962 The patronymic was cut in small letters within and between those of the name.

English translation

Translation by: Editors

(i) Loukios (i.e. Lucius) [ ?(scil. son) of Lou]kios (i.e. Lu]cius)

(ii) (Not translatable)

(iii) Year 1. E[ . . .

(iv) -]parchos (scil. son) of -]on


One of the many fragments of ephebic texts found in the baths, P.178 to P.198.

i. Probably Λούκιος or Λεύκιος: for the patronymic written below in smaller letters see P.91, P.185, P.186.iii.

ii: The text probably began on an upper block.

iv.2: For the patronymic written in small letters within and between the letters of the names, typical of ephebic inscriptions, see C.61, C.123, C.124, and many examples at Ptolemais: P.2, P.11, P.13, P.14, P.69, P.124, P.133, P.134, P.178, P.182, P.185, P.190.

Bibliography: Kraeling, 1962, 29.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (1958, The Oriental Institute - Chicago, 49572)