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Dedication to Zeus and the Devotees of Bennios (II CE) Aizanoi - Phrygia

Aizanoi (Phrygia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map)
MAMA X 304 = Thomas Drew-Bear and Christian Naour, “Divinités De Phrygie,” ANRW II.18.3 (1990) 1987-1991 (no. 19) = PHI 269256  = ID# 5466



Cylindrical altar of white marble (94 cm high). The term bennos may, as Drew-Bear argue, be a north Phrygian term for an "association." On the other hand, B. Levick and S. Mitchell suggest that bennos was more likely a term for a cult object or statue of some sort (see the notes to MAMA X 222 for this interpretation).

Tryphon son of Meniskos dedicated this to Zeus and to the devotees of Bennios (benneitai).

Written/translated by: Harland

Τρύφων Μενίσκου Διὶ | καὶ τοῖς Βεννείταις.

Item added: November 8, 2012
Item modified: December 4, 2015
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