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[18] They made as yet no division of the property, but, both having enough to live on, Meidylides continued to live in the city, and Archiades made his home in Salamis. Not long afterward, when Meidylides, my father's grandfather, happened to go on a journey out of the country, Archiades fell sick, and died during the absence of Meidylides, being still unmarried. What is the proof of this? A maiden bearing an urn for water1 stands upon the tomb of Archiades.

1 We are told by Pollux Onomasticon 8.66 that the figure of a maiden bearing a water-pitcher was placed over the tombs of men who died unmarried. Other authorities state that the figure was that of a youth, not of a maiden.

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