Monday, July 04, 2022



First two lines of an inscription from Akmonia, Phrygia (1st-2nd century A.D., epitaph of Pollianos), in Reinhold Merkelbach and Josef Stauber, edd., Steinepigramme aus dem griechischen Osten, Bd. 3: Der „Ferne Osten“ und das Landesinnere bis zum Tauros (München: K.G. Säur, 2001), p. 168, no. 16/03/03 (with my critical apparatus):
τὸ ζῆν τροφὴ πότος τε η τι [ _ ˘ _
περισσὰ δέ ἐστι τὰ˘ἄλλα [ _ x _ ˘ _

1 ἠτι[μασμένα Ramsay: ἤ τί [καὶ πλέον; Wilhelm
2 [ἃ ἀνθρώποις μέλει Ramsay
My translation, adopting Wilhelm's supplement:
Life is food and drink, or what more besides?
The rest is superfluous.

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