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IGUR III 1274; IG XIV 1857; GVI 721

 

Text from museum placard:

Rome, Via Nomentana, Basilica of St. Agnese - 2nd century AD

 

Εὐφρανθεὶς συνεχῶς, γελάσ῾ας᾽ παίξας τε τρυφήσας,/ καὶ ψυχήν ἱλαρῶς πάντων τέρψας ἐν ἀοιδαῖς / οὐδένα λυπήσας, οὐ λοίδορα ρήματα πέμψας,/ ἀλλὰ φίλος Μουσῶν, Βρομίου Παφίης τε βιώσας,/ ἐξ Ἀσίης ἐλθὼν Ἰταλῇ χθονὶ ἐνθάδε κεῖμαι,/ ἐν φθιμένοις νέος ὤν,∙ τοὔνομα(!) Μηνόφιλος.

 

While I passed my entire life in joy, smiling, playing and happy, and I delighted my soul with all kinds of pleasures in the art of song, never sorry, I never pronounced offensive words, but (was) a friend of the Muses, of Bacchus (Βρομίος) and of Aphrodite (Παφίη). I arrived from Asia to Italy, now I rest among the dead while still youthful. My name is Menophilos.

 

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