82. Epitaph of Nana and Menis

Τατας Μήνιδος
Νανᾳ τῇ μητρὶ
καὶ Μήνιδι τῷ πα–
τρὶ ζῶντι μνείας

Tatas, son (or daugher) of Menis, for his (or her) mother Nana and his (or her) father Menis during his lifetime, in memory.

Round molded funerary base, seen by Naour in 1974 in the courtyard of the house of Ali Osman Akyol in Çameli. The lower part of the stone was buried.

Height: at least 110 cm; diameter: 47 cm; letters: 2.5-3 cm.

Naour 1976, p. 115, no. 5 (pl. VI.5); SEG 26 (1976-77), no. 1421.

L. 1 : Τατας can be both a male and a female name. On this and its variants Τατα, Τατεις etc., see nos. 58 and 59. On Μῆνις see Zgusta 1964, no. 910; cf. Robert 1962, p. 118. The name is very common in Cibyra, attested no less than 36 times in IK Kibyra I.

L. 2 : Νανα: see no. 48.

L. 4 : On ζῶντι and similar formulae see no. 39.