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P.198. Ephebic names

Description: Sandstone block (w: 1.20 x h: 0.61 x depth not measurable).
Text: Inscribed on one face in two hands: i to the left of ii.
Letters: i. line 1, 0.11, line 2, 0.26; ii. 0.13.

Date: i. Perhaps second century CE

Findspot: Ptolemais: Late Baths, in the east wall of Room 14, over the entrance to the well shaft; found in 1957.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


(ἔτους) ιη´ Μᾶρκο | [ς ---]


L ΙΗΜΑΡΚΟ | [.---]

i.1: Kraeling omitted this line.

English translation

Translation by: Editors

(i). Not usefully translatable

(ii). Year 18. Marko[s . . .


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

i.2: These letters are clearly monumental and perhaps indicate a formal text; but epehbic texts vary very widely in quality.

ii: The text was clearly continued onto the next stone.

Bibliography: Kraeling, 1962, 44, pl. XXXVI c.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (1958, The Oriental Institute - Chicago, 49730)