Grave Stele of the Dog Parthenope
Castro, Metelin Island
Istanbul Archeological Museum
"His owner has buried the dog Parthenope, that he played with, in gratitude for this happiness. Mutual love is rewarding, like the one for this dog: Having been a friend to my owner, I have deserved this grave:
Looking at this, find yourself a worthy friend who is both ready to love you while you are still alive and also will care for your body when you die."