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Honors for a Philosopher and Friend (II CE) Prusa by Olympos - Bithynia


Prusa by Olympos (Bithynia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), II CE
IPrusaOlymp 17–18 = IHadrianoi 51–52 = PHI 278508  = AGRW ID# 16298


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Two inscriptions now in the Bursa museum that may point in the direction of an association of Stoic philosophers at Prusa (or at Hadrianoi). Both involve honors for a philosopher who is also designated a “friend” (φίλος).

To good fortune!  T. Avianius Arrianus, the friend (philos), honoured P. Avianius Valerius son of Lysimachos, philosopher, according to the decree of the Council and the People (dēmos).

 

To good fortune!  Avianius Apollonios, philosopher, honoured T. Avianius Bassos Polyainos, Stoic philosopher, according to the decree of the city of the Hadrianoi by Olympos. … He set this up (?) … for his own friend (philos) from his own resources.

 

Translation by: Harland



vac. ἀγαθῆι vac. τύχηι· ǀ κατὰ δόγμα τῆς βουλῆς ǀ καὶ τοῦ δήμου Π. Ἀβιάνιǀον Βαλέριον Λυσιμάǀǀχου υἱὸν φιλόσοφον ǀ τὸν φιλόπολιν Τ. ǀ Ἀβιάνιος Ἀρριανὸς ǀ τὸν φίλον.

vac. ἀγαθῆι τύχηι· vac. ǀ Τ. Ἀουιάνιον Βᾶσσον ǀ Πολύαινον στωϊκὸν φ[ι]ǀλόσοφον Ἀουιάνιος Ἀǀǀπολλώνιος φιλόσοφος ǀ κατὰ τὸ δόγμα τῆς πόǀλεως τῆς Ἁδριανῶν ǀ τῶν πρὸς τῶι Ὀλύ[μπωι] ǀ τὸν ἑαυτοῦ φί[λον] ǀǀ [ἐκ τ]ῶν ἰδίων [ἀνέστη]ǀσεν. vac.

IPrusaOlymp 18. © 1991 Thomas Corsten. Reproduced with permission.

IPrusaOlymp 18.

© 1991 Thomas Corsten. Reproduced with permission.

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