Termessos (Pisidia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 223/224 CE
TAM III 114
= PHI 280219
= ID# 9852
Base (213 x 74-85 cm). Zeus Solymeus was a deity associated with Mount Solymos; this is likely an indigenous deity identified with Zeus. The Termessians themselves were also known as Solymians (cf. Strabo, Geography 13.4.16).
Pelagios (made this [?]; or: tribe [?]).
The leather-working artisans (techneitai skyteis) in (or: opposite) the city (polis) set this up for their own benefactor, the life-long priest of the goddess Roma Augusta and Zeus Solymeus (“of Mount Solymos”), Marcus Aurelius Meidianos Varus.
Translation by: Harland
Π̣ελαγι. | ἱερέα θεᾶς Ῥώ|μης Σεβαστῆς | καὶ Διὸς Σολυμέ||ως διὰ βίου Μᾶρ(κον) | Αὐρ(ήλιον) Μειδιανὸν | Οὐᾶρον οἱ κατὰ | πόλιν τεχνεῖται | σκυτεῖς τὸν ἴδι||ον αὐτῶν εὐεργέτην.
Item added: January 21, 2013
Item modified: December 10, 2015
ID number: 9852
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