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[210] Honors by Linen-workers for Emperor Hadrian (136 CE) Anazarbos - Cilicia


Anazarbos (Cilicia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 136 CE
AGRW 210 = IAnazarbos 3 = E. L. Hicks, “Inscriptions from Eastern Cilicia,” JHS 11 (1890) 236-254, at 240-241 (no. 8) = IGR III 896 = Waltzing, no. 96 = PHI 311573  = ID# 13369


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Statue base of limestone found built into the city wall (181 x 63-65 x 54 cm).

Emperor Caesar Trajan Hadrian Augustus, son of god Trajan–victorious in Parthia–and grandson of god Nero, greatest high-priest, with tribunician power for the twentieth time, proclaimed emperor (imperator) for the second time, consul for the third time, father of the fatherland, and benefactor (10) of the world.  The guild (syntechnia) of linen-workers (linourgoi) set this up.

Translation by: Harland



Αὐτοκράτορα Καίσαρα θ[εοῦ] ǀ Τραϊανοῦ Παρθικοῦ υἱ[ὸν] ǀ θεοῦ Νέρουα υἱωνὸν ǀ Τραϊανὸν Ἁδριανὸν [Σε]ǀǀβαστόν, ἀρχιερέα μέγισ[τον], ǀ δημαρχικῆς ἐξουσία[ς τὸ] ǀ εἰκοστόν, αὐτοκράτ[ορα] ǀ τὸ δεύτερον, ὕπατο[ν] ǀ τὸ τρίτον, π(ατέρα) π(ατρίδος), τὸν [εὐερ]ǀǀγέτην τῆς οἰκουμέ[νης ἡ] ǀ συντεχνία λινουργῶ[ν].

IAnazarbos 3: Facsimile by Hicks.
Public domain.

Item added: June 19, 2013
Item modified: February 21, 2016
ID number: 13369
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