Marble plaque with epigram of Sopatros

Roman, Cypriot

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

The metrical inscription takes the form of an elegaic couplet (an hexameter and a pentameter), each divided into two lines. Such literary pretensions seem to be quite common among the funerary inscriptions of Roman Cyprus.

Marble plaque with epigram of Sopatros, Marble, Roman, Cypriot

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