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[198] Dedication of an Altar for the Fellow Hymn-Singers of Hadrian (ca. 200 CE) Smyrna - Ionia


Smyrna (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), ca. 200 CE
AGRW 198 = ISmyrna 595 = IGRR IV 1436 = SEG 26 (1986), no. 1299 = PHI 255002  = ID# 1455


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Column of white marble, now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (49 x 24 x 16 cm).

. . . Name, hymn-singer (hymnnōdos) . . . by the ancestors, son of Gaius Claudius Pompeius, member of the Council and civic president, descendent of Gaius Claudius Valerius Licinnianus, priest of Asklepios and chief of police of the Olympic games at Pisa, has set up the altar for the genuine fellow hymn-singers (synymnōdoi) of god Hadrian.

Translation by: Harland



[ - - - ]ΙΑΝ ὑμν̣[ῳδ- ?] | Δ̣ΙΟΥ̣[·]ΚΑΙ̣[ - - - ] | ἐκ προγόνω̣ν̣, | υἱὸς Γ. Κλ. || Πομ̣πηΐου | β̣ουλ̣ε̣υτοῦ, | πρυτάνεως, | ἐκγόνου | Γ. Κλ. Οὐαλερίου || Λικιννιανοῦ, | ἱερέως | Ἀσκλ̣ηπιοῦ | καὶ ἀλυτάρχου | Πεισαίων, || τοῖς γνησίοις | συνυμνῳδοῖς | θεοῦ Ἁδριανοῦ | τὸ̣ν βωμὸν | [καθιε]ρῶν (?) || [ . . . . . . . . . . . ]

Item added: December 31, 2011
Item modified: December 8, 2015
ID number: 1455
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