Stele of Captain Julius Callineicus.

Early 3rd century CE.
Inv. No. 3872 T.

Istanbul, Archaeological Museum

Origin:
From Sinope
Description:
Grave stele of a Roman ship captain. The inscription reads:

“Greetings passerby! Callineicos, you have set sail to the limits of Lethe (the mythical river of forgetfulness), having survived many fierce tempests. Still the sea did not swallow you in its depths, [but] the earth has wiped you from the face of the earth, you who wanted to take after your brother Calligonos, who left long ago from the face of the earth. The decision of the Fates (Moirae) was thus: Here lies Iulius Callineicos, captain.” (IK Sinope 169).

Credits:
© 2010. Photo, text: Roger B. Ulrich.
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Keywords: marble grave stele tombstone gravestone headstone funerary relief male portrait of ship captain Julius Callineicus Julios Callineicos brother under sail rudder Inv No 3872 T IK Sinope 169
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