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Rhodiapolis (Lycia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), II CE
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[θεῷ ἐπηκόῳ Ἀσκληπιῷ κ]αὶ Ὑγείᾳ καὶ Σεβαστοῖς καὶ τῇ πατρίδι ǀ [τὸν ναὸν κατεσκεύασεν] καὶ τὰ ἀγάλματα ἀνέθηκεν καὶ τὸν ǀ [βωμὸν ἵδρυσεν (?) ἐκ τῶν ἰδ]ίων Ἡράκλειτος Ἡρακλείτου Ὀρείου Ῥοδιαǀ[πολείτης φιλόπ]ατρις, ὁ διὰ βίου ἱερεύς.
… This was dedicated to Asklepios, who listens to prayer, (?) … to Hygeia, to the Augusti, and to the homeland. Herakleitos son of Herakleitos, son of Oreios, Rhodiapolitan, friend of the homeland, and priest for life, … built the temple (?)…, dedicated the statues, and … set up the altar from his own resources (?).
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This was dedicated to Asklepios and Hygeia. The Council and the People (dēmos) of Rhodiapolis and the elders’ council (gerousia) honoured with perpetual, yearly honours Herakleitos son of Herakleitos, son of Oreios, a citizen and Rhodian, friend of the homeland, priest of Asklepios and Hygeia. They honoured him with a golden image and with a statue of Education personified. He was likewise honoured by the Alexandrians, the Rhodians, the Athenians, the (10) most sacred council of Areopagos, the Epicurean philosophers at Athens, and the sacred theatrical synod as foremost physician of his era, writer and poet of medical and philosophical works, whom they consider to be the Homer of medical poetry. He has been honoured with freedom from public service. He has practiced medicine without reimbursement. He has constructed a temple and erected statues for Asklepios and Hygeia. He has dedicated his treatises and (20) poetic works to his homeland, to the Alexandrians, to the Rhodians, and to the Athenians. He has freely given 15,000 silver denarii to his homeland for distributions and competitions of Asklepios. His homeland also honoured him with the foremost seats at civic events.Translation by: Harland
Item added: November 14, 2012
Item modified: January 22, 2016
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