Tralles area (Caria, Asia Minor — Pleiades map),
C.P. Jones, "An Inscription Seen by Agathias," ZPE 179 (2011) 107-115 = SEG 61 (2011), no. 880 = AGRW ID# 24842
The association of the Sidareians set this up for Chaeremon son of Theophrastos, who was ambassador to the senate and to the emperor Caesar concerning the second foundation of the city, and with success.
Once when his homeland was broken by an earthquake, Chaeremon rushed to Cantabrian land, rescuing his homeland. Rapping himself around the knees of Caesar, he raised up proud Tralles, which had fallen. For all this, his fellow-kinfolk prepared an image, so that this favor of a founder might be recorded on the base, as is necessary. Menodoros (composed or inscribed this).
τὸ κοινὸν τῶν Σιδα̣[ρ]|είων Χαιρήμονι Θεοφρ̣[άσ]|του πρεσβεύσαντι πρ[ὸς] | τὴν σύνκλητον καὶ τὸ[ν Αὐτο]||κράτορα Καίσαρα ὑπὲρ τ̣[ῆς δευ]|τέρας κτίσεως τῆς π[όλεως] | καὶ ἐπιτυχόντι vac.
κλασθείσης πάτρας σεισμῷ ποτ̣[ε, Κάνταβριν ἐς γᾶν] | Χαιρήμων ἔπτη, πατρίδα ῥυσ[όμενος] | Καίσαρι δ’ ἰλιχθεὶς περὶ γούνα̣[σι, τὰν μεγάλαυχον] | ὤρθωσεν Τράλλεις τὰν τότ̣[ε κεκλιμέναν·] || ἀνθ’ ὧν συγγενέες τεῦξα[ν βρέτας, ὄφρ’ ἐπὶ βωμῷ], | ὡς δῖ, καὶ κτίστα τάνδ̣[ε φέροιτο χάριν] | vac. Μηνόδωρ[ος].
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