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Honors by Wandering Synods for C. Julius Aelianus (222-235 CE) Saittai area [Silandos] - Lydia


Saittai area [Silandos] (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 222-235 CE
ILydiaHM 69 = AÉ (2007), no. 1359. = SEG 57 (2007), no. 1221  = ID# 24232


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Upper part of a base of marble with moulding at the top. Found southwest of Silandos (at modern Aşağı Güllüce), a town that was about 25 km northeast of Saittai. The synods in question are likely groups of athletes or performers or both.

According to the decrees, the Council, the People, and the wandering synods (synodoi) honored C. Julius Aelianus, high-priest, crown-bearer, and director of contests, and they honored him for his other demonstrations of honor, his leadership positions, and his goodwilll towards the homeland as a noble and good (?) man.

Translation by: Harland



Κατὰ τὰ ψηφίσματα | ἡ βουλὴ καὶ ὁ δῆμος | καὶ αἱ περιπολιστι|καὶ σύνοδοι ἐτεί||μησαν Γ. Ἰούλιον | Αἰλιανὸν ἀρχιερέα | κὲ στεφανηφόρον | κὲ ἀγωνοθέτην κὲ || ταῖς ἄλλαις φιλοτι|μίαις καὶ ἀρχαῖς | [κ]αὶ τῇ πρὸς τὴν π[α]|[τ]ρίδα [εὐν]οίᾳ [ἄνδρα] || [κ]αλὸ[ν καὶ ἀγαθόν?].

Item added: April 28, 2016
Item modified: April 28, 2016
ID number: 24232
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