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Honors by a Tribe of Leather-workers for Hephaistion Papianos (II-III CE) Philadelphia - Lydia


Philadelphia (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), II-III CE
IGLAM 656 = Waltzing, no. 147  = ID# 12851


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Monument of marble found reused in a house in Philadelphia.

To good fortune!  Flavius Aurelius Hephaistion Papianos II, a most remarkable man from a family known for character and reputation, has led with every honor and service (leitourgia) and has been foremost commander in a fitting and brilliant manner.  He is son of Flavius Aurelius Hephaistion Papianos, who has also led in every leadership position and service and has served as foremost commander.  The sacred tribe (phylē) of leather–workers (skyteis) set this up according to what was decreed by the most powerful Council and the most brilliant People (dēmos).

Translation by: Harland



ἀγαθῆ τύχη. ǀ Φλ. Αὐρ. Ἡφαιστίωνα δὶς Παπιαǀνὸν, τὸν ἀξιολογώτατον ǀ ἄνδρα, ἐκ προγόνων ἐπὶ ἤθε[ι] ǀ καὶ [ἀξι]ώματι ἐπει[νο]ύμενον, ἄρξανǀǀ[τα με]τὰ πάσας [τιμὰς κ]αὶ λειτουργίας καὶ τὴν ǀ πρωτοστρατηγίαν ǀ ὑγιῶς καὶ ἐπιφανῶς, υἱὸν Φλ. Αὐρ. Ἡφαιστίωνος Παπιανοῦ, ǀ ἄρξαντος καὶ αὐτοῦ μετὰ πάσας ǀǀ ἀρχὰς καὶ λειτουργίας καὶ τὴν πρώτην ǀ στρατηγίαν. ἡ ἱερὰ φυλὴ τῶν ǀ σκυτέων κατὰ τὰ ὑπὸ τῆς ǀ κρατίστης βουλῆς καὶ τοῦ λαμπροτάτου ǀ δήμου ψηφισθέντα.

IGLAM 656: Facsimile by Le Bas.
Public domain.

Item added: May 22, 2013
Item modified: December 3, 2015
ID number: 12851
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