Rome (Latium, Italy — Pleiades map), 200 CE
IGUR I 241
= PHI 187875
= ID# 16286
This Alexandrian kick-boxer was “temple–warden of Sarapis” and “of the philosophers who banquet in the Mouseion,” likely the Alexandrian institution.
Marcus Aurelius … Asklepiades, Alexandrian (?), … kick–boxer (?) … and victor in many competitions, … eldest (?) … temple–warden (neōkoros) of the great … Sarapis (?) … and of the philosophers who … feast (?) … in the Mouseion and are exempt, … high–priest (?) … of the entire athletic meeting for life, leader of athletics (xystarchēs) and in charge of the baths of Augustus. The synod (synodos) honoured him.
Translation by: Harland
[Μ(άρκον) Αὐρ(ήλιον) Ἀσκ]ληπιάδην Ἀλε[ξανδρέα] ǀ [πανκρατιασ]τὴν περιοδονείκη[ν], ǀ [πρεσβύτατο]ν νεωκόρον τοῦ μεγά[λου] ǀ [Σαράπιδ]ος καὶ τῶν ἐν τῷ Μουσείῳ ǀǀ [σειτου]μένων ἀτελῶν φιλοσόφων ǀ [ἀρχιερέ]α τοῦ σύμπαντος ξυστοῦ ǀ [διὰ] βίου ξυστάρχην καὶ ἐπὶ ǀ βαλανείων τοῦ Σεβαστοῦ ǀ ἡ σύνοδος.
Item added: February 7, 2015
Item modified: February 24, 2015
ID number: 16286
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Category: 8) Italy
, a) All Italian regions
, Cultic functionary (priest or priestess)
, g) 3rd century CE
, g) Educated professional groups (e.g. physicians and philosophers)
, h) Groups of performers, athletes, or gladiators
, Honorary inscription
, k) New documents (not in AGRW book)