Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Honors by a Businessman for the Praetor Varus (I CE) Ephesos - Ionia


Ephesos (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), early I CE
IEph 738 = AE (1968), no. 486 = PHI 249124  = ID# 8229


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Base found to the right of the entrance into the market (agora). The businessman or merchant may belong to the association of businessmen attested in other inscriptions from Ephesos.

. . . The Council and the People (?). . . honored Lucius Vibius Varius, praetor of the Roman People and legate of Caesar.  Euodion son of Philotheos who is engaged in business (pragmateuomenos) in Ephesos – having asked permission – set this up for his own benefactor from his own resources.

Translation by: Harland



[ἡ βουλὴ καὶ ὁ δῆμ]ος | [ἐτ]είμ[η]σαν | Λούκ[ιο]ν Οὐείβιον Οὐᾶ|ρον στρατηγὸν δήμο[υ] || Ῥωμαίων καὶ πρεσβευτ[ὴν] | Καίσαρος· | Εὐοδίων Φιλοθέου πραγμα|τευόμενος ἐν Ἐφέσῳ αἰτη|σάμενος ἀνέστησεν ἐκ τῶν || ἰδίων τὸν ἑαυτοῦ εὐεργέτην.

Item added: December 18, 2012
Item modified: December 7, 2015
ID number: 8229
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