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[124] Honors by Workers of the Slave-market for T. Julius Lepidus (ca. 100 CE) Sardis - Lydia


Sardis (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), ca. 100 CE
AGRW 124 = GRA 122 = Peter Herrmann, "Neues vom Sklavenmarkt in Sardis," Arkeoloji Dergisi 4 (1996) 176-177 = AÉ (1996), no.1452 = SEG 46 (1996), no. 1524  = ID# 139


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Slab of white marble built into an Islamic funerary wall near the Roman baths, inv. 69.14 (137.5 x 37 x 13.8 cm; letter height: 3.6 cm).

In accordance with a decree of the entire … assembly (?), the People (dēmos) of the Sardians honored T. Julius Lepidus, who is the Caesar–loving … high–priest (?) … both of Asia and … of the city (?), (10) foremost citizen … of the city (?), because of his love of glory and the incomparable … goodwill (?) … that he has shown towards the homeland.  Those engaged in business in the slave market set up the honor from their own resources.

Translation by: Harland



ὁ δῆμος ὁ [Σαρδια]|νῶν ἐτείμ[ησεν] | κατὰ ψήφισμ[α γενό]|μενον ἐν ἐκ̣[κλησίᾳ] || πανδήμῳ Τ̣[. . . ca. 6 . . . ] | Ἰούλιον Λέπι[δον . . ca. 3 . ] | γ̣ενιανὸν τὸ[ν τῆς] | τε Ἀσίας καὶ [πόλεως] | φιλοκαίσαρα [ἀρχιερέα], || πρῶτον τῆς [πόλεως], | διὰ φιλοδοξ[ίαν καὶ] | τὴν ἀσύνκρ[ιτον εἰς] | τὴν πατρίδα ε[ὔνοιαν ἀνα(?)]|στησάντων̣ [ἐκ τῶν ἰδί]||ων τὴν τειμὴ[ν τῶν ἐν τῷ] | σταταρίῳ πρα[γματευο]|μένων.

Item added: November 10, 2011
Item modified: December 4, 2015
ID number: 139
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