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Posthumous honours for Muon and Peritas [edit]

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i. Myon son of Peritas, the son of Adrastos son of Dionysios, (adoptive) son of Peritas, by birth son of Adrastos (?the son) of Molon of Myon of Adrastos, a man whose father and ancestors were of esteemed, of a first family which had often held the gymnasiarchy and stephanephoria and taken part in embassies and magistracies and all liturgies, a descendant of those who founded the homeland, and one who from his childhood lived finely and virtuously and in a manner appropriate to the reputation of his family, pursuing education also in the important embassies in which he sought to distinguish himself, and in the priesthood of the god Nerva showed himself useful to his homeland by setting up images in gilt shields and statues of different kinds in sacred and public places, carrying inscriptions fitting the reputation of his family. In the sarcophagus standing on this memorial it is not allowed to anyone else except Peritas who built the tomb to bury, since anyone who buries anyone else (there) is to pay the fines specified in the will of Peritas.He is still aliveii. Peritas Myon son of Adrastos son of Dionysios, (adoptive) son of Peritas, by birth son of Adrastos son of Molon, a man of a distinguished and esteemed family which had taken part in gymnasiarchies and stephanephoria and embassies and constructions of works and magistracies and all liturgies, one who also from his youth, following the reputation of his family, living with generosity towards his fatherland and having carried out the magistracies and embassies and judgeships which were entrusted to him fairly and justly and in a manner worthy of his ancestors. While he was holding the gymnasiarchy and his eleventh stephanephorate, that too, in the manner of Muon his great-grandfather, splendidly and lavishly and worthily of his ancestors, he completed what was appropriate for the gymnasiarchy and the stephanephorate from his own resources; he also served as priest of the god Titus.
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