Apamea (Syria and Phoenicia, Greater Syria and the East — Pleiades map), 117-138 CE
AGRW 266 =
AÉ (1976), no. 686
= SEG 48 (1998), no. 1844
= PHI 305967
= AGRW ID# 1880
Panel, the last four lines of which are somewhat damaged.
The sacred synod (synodos) of world-wide performers (technitai) gathered around Dionysos and emperor Caesar Trajan Hadrian Augustus, son of Trajan, grandson of the god Nerva, the crowned sacred-victors (hieronikai), and their fellow-competitors (synagōnistai) honored Julius Paris, citizen of Claudia, also known as Apamea, and citizen of Antioch, who has also been honored in the (Roman) colony of Berytos, tragic pantomimic actor, high-priest for life at the place, and crown-bearer of Apollo Archegetes (“the Founder”). This was done on account of his honor and benefaction.
Translation by: Harland
[ἡ] ἱερὰ σύνοδος τῶν ἀπὸ τῆς | οἰκουμένης περὶ τὸν Διόνυσον καὶ αὐτο|κράτορα Καίσαρα, Τραιανοῦ υἱὸν, θε|οῦ Νερούα υἱωνὸν, Τραιανὸν Ἁδρι||ανὸν Σεβαστὸ<ν> τεχνειτῶν ἱερονει|κῶν στεφανειτῶν καὶ τ<ῶ>ν τού|των συναγωνιστῶν Ἰούλιον | Πάριν, Κλαυδιέα τὸν καὶ Ἀπα|μέα καὶ Ἀντιοχέα καὶ πάσης πό||λεως πολείτην καὶ ἐν κολωνεί|ᾳ Βηρύτῳ τετειμημένον σεξ|βερᾶτι, τραγικῆς κεινήσεως ὑπο|κριτὴν, τὸν διὰ βίου καὶ κατὰ τὸν̣ | [τόπο]ν̣ ἀρχιερέα καὶ στεμματη||[φόρον] τοῦ ἀρχαγέτου | Ἀπόλλωνος [e.g. ἀρετῆ]ς κα̣ὶ̣ | εὐνοίας ἕνεκ[α].
Item added: June 15, 2012
Item modified: January 22, 2016
ID number: 1880
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Category: 5) Greater Syria and the East
, a) Syria and Phoenicia
, f) 2nd century CE
, f) Occupations and group life
, h) Groups of performers, athletes, or gladiators
, Honorary inscription
, Roman emperor or imperial figure (as a deity)