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Honors by Hierapolis and Sacred Victors for Sophron the Comic Performer (II-III CE) Hierapolis - Phrygia


Hierapolis (Phrygia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), late II-III CE
Tullia Ritti, Fonti letterarie ed epigrafiche (Hierapolis scavi e ricerche 1; Rome: Giorgio Bretschneider Editore, 1985) 96 (no. 11)  = ID# 10932


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Base of white marble the south entrance to the theater (45 x 74 x 74 cm).

To good fortune.  The Council, the People, and the elders’ organization (gerousia) honored Marcus Julius Sophron, comic performer (kōmōdos), their own citizen, because of his character and hard work.  The sacred synod (synodos) of sacred victors (hieronikai) and crowned victors from the world also honored him.

Translation by: Harland



ἀγαθῇ τύχη. | ἡ βουλὴ καὶ ὁ δῆμος καὶ ἡ γερουσία | Μ(άρκον) Ἰούλιον Σώφρονα κωμῳ|δόν, τὸν ἑαυτῶν πολίτην, || ἤθων καὶ φιλοπονίας ἕνεκεν, | καὶ ἡ ἱερὰ σύνοδος τῶν ἀπὸ τῆς οἰκου|μένης ἱε[ρ]ονε[ῖκῶν καὶ στεφανιτῶν].

Item added: February 20, 2013
Item modified: December 4, 2015
ID number: 10932
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