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Honors by a Village for a Festive Association (III CE) Ephesos area [Hypaipa] - Ionia


Ephesos area [Hypaipa] (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), III CE (after 212 CE)
IEph 3817 = Bowersock 1999  = ID# 10419


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Found in the Kaystros valley near Hypaipa / Tire, now in the archaeological museum at Izmir.

To good fortune.  This is dedicated to the ancestral gods and to the Augustan (Sebastoi) gods.  The village of the Zoulenians (?) honored the association (synbiōsis) of the joyous ones (Euēmerioi) with an inscription. The Aurelii: Aurelius Papion son and grandson of Sakerdon, Aurelius Apollonios son of Perigenes, who is also called Palatinus, Aurelius Moschion son of Aphrodeisios, Aurelius Tryphon son of Tatianus Strouthios, Aurelius Gaius son of Graptos surnamed Papas, Aurelius Apollonios son of Hippolytos Tatianos, Aurelius Tatianos descended from four by the name of Labeon, Aurelius Attalos son of Appianus Lugdus, Aurelius Quintus son of Apollonides, and Aurelius Meliton son of Ploutas Aleuris.  They have paid 20000 denarii for public use, and the homeland came forward and considered them worthy (?).  Farewell!

(Meaning of the final letters, which may include the abbreviation for denarii, is unclear: [κ]αὶ τὰ ἐν       Β ⚹ Ε).

Translation by: Harland



[ἀγαθ]ῇ τύχη· θεοῖς π̣[α|τρῴ]οις καὶ θεοῖς Σεβαστοῖς | [ἡ] .ζουληνῶν κατοικία ἐ|τείμησεν τὴν συνβίωσιν | τῶν Εὐημερίων ἐπιγρα|φήν. Αὐρρ. Αὐρ. Παπίων | γ´ Σακέρδωτος, Αὐρ. Ἀπολ|λώνιος Περιγένους ὁ | καὶ Παλάτεινος, Αὐρ. | Μοσχίων Ἀφροδεισίου, | Ἀυρ. Τρύφων Τατιανοῦ Στρου|θίου, Αὐρ. Γάιος Γραπτοῦ ἐπι|κλὴν Παπᾶς, Αὐρ. Ἀπολλώνι|ος Ἱππολύτου Τατιανοῦ, Αὐρ. Τατιανὸς δ᾿ τοῦ Λα|βεῶνος, Αὐρ. Ἄτταλος Ἀππ̣ι|ανοῦ Λούγδου, Ἀυρ. Κοϊν|τος Ἀπολλωνίδου, Αὐρ. | Μελίτων Πλουτᾶ Ἀλεύρι|δος ὑπερ ὧν ἔθηκαν ὑπερ ἐπι|[μ]ελείας μυριάδας δύο ἅτινα | [πρ]οεχώρησεν ὅπου ἠξίωσεν | [ἡ] πατρίς. εὐτυχῶς | [κ]αὶ τὰ ἐν Β ⚹ Ε.

Item added: February 4, 2013
Item modified: December 16, 2015
ID number: 10419
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