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Dedication to Aphrodite by Roman Businessmen (ca. 100 BCE) Paphos on Cyprus - Southeastern islands


Paphos on Cyprus (Southeastern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), ca. 100 BCE
T. B. Mitford, "The Hellenistic Inscriptions of Old Paphos," ABSA 56 (1961) 1–41, at 41 (no. 113) = IGRR III 965 = PHI 310874  = ID# 20577


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Pedestal of white marble for a statue found in the sanctuary of Aphrodite. In the Epigraphical Museum in 1961 (inv. KM 30).

(in Latin:)  Roman citizens who are engaged in business (negotiantur) in Paphos.

(in Greek:)  This was dedicated to Aphrodite (?) . . . Paphia (“of Paphos”).

The Romans (Romaiaoi) . . . engaged in business (hoi pragmateuomenoi) in (?) . . . Paphos.

Translation by: Harland



[cives ∙ Romani ∙ qui ∙ Pa]phi ∙ negotiantur. | [Ἀφροδίτηι] Παφίαι· | [οἱ πραγματευόμενοι ἐν] Πάφωι vac. Ῥωμαῖοι.

Item added: December 17, 2015
Item modified: December 17, 2015
ID number: 20577
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