Δύο ἐπιτύμβια ἐπιγράμματα ἀπὸ τὴ ΜακεδονίαPart of : Τεκμήρια ; Vol.6, 2001, pages 54-69
Two funeraly epigrams from Macedonia
The authors present two metrical inscription, from Kassandreia andKalindoia respectively. 1) Marble stele from Kassandreia brought in 1986 tothe Archaeological Museum of Thessalonike with a funerary epigram thatconsists of eight iambic trimeters (c. 225-175 BC). The text reports thatAristeus, son of Aristeus, was buried in this grave. He was 35 years old (7 χ 5),he died 70 days after his marriage (35 χ 2) after a disease that lasted for sevendays and seven hours. His mother Polyxene, daughter of Eudamos, 50 yearsold, was buried in the same grave four years late; the father, followed thenlater. The most interesting feature of the new text is the effort of the poet toexpress the most important data of Aristeus' life as multiples of the numberseven. 2) Marble stele found at Kalamoto (ancient Kalindoia) in 1999 andbrought to the Museum of Thessalonike. It is decorated with the bust of awoman (c. AD 175-250). In the grave epigram, which consists of five dactylicalhexameters, Makedonia reports that she was Glaukias' wife for 8 years and 50days. Her husband had the grave made from his wife's fortune and dedicatedit to her memory in recognition of her affection.