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P.190. Ephebic names

Description: Sandstone block, broken at both ends (w: 0.60 x h: 0.40 x d: 0.58).
Text: Inscribed on one face, ii above ii.
Letters: i. 0.10.

Date: 25/24 BCE

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


(ἔτους) ζ´ Καρν[---] Αἰαν̣[---]
(ἔτους) ζ´ Δημ[ήτριος]


L ΖΚΑΡΝ[---]ΑΙΑ.[---]
L ΖΔΗΜ[......]

i: LΖ ΚΑΡΙ[ Kraeling, 1962 The patronymic was cut in small letters within and between those of the name.
ii: ]ΙΑΡΙ[ Kraeling, 1962

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Year 7. Karn[- (scil. son) of] Aian[-

Year 7. Dem[etrios . . .


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

i: Probably Καρνήδας or Κάρνις. 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, and cf P.200.

Bibliography: Kraeling, 1962, 34.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (1957, The Oriental Institute - Chicago, 48768)